The Royalist is coming…

Welcome to the website of Stephen Deas, author of historical, fantasy and science fiction. Latest and upcoming releases are: The Royalist (Headline), The Splintered Gods (Gollancz), Elite: Wanted (Gollancz), and Bulldog Drummond: Dead Man’s Gate (Piqwiq)

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A selection of recent updates

July 21st: The Sin Eater (short story)

July 15th: The Royalist cover reveal

June 28th: Review: Barricade

June 22nd: Middle Earth vs. Westeros match commentary

Forthcoming Appearances: TBC

The summary bibliography has a summary of what’s published and what’s coming. For more details visit the Bibliography pages. For news directly relating to books and competitions, visit the News pages.  For more random out-pourings on visit the Critical Failures pages.

The Books: Historical Fiction (William Falkland and Bulldog Drummond)

William Falkland has spent six years fighting for the king. It’s four years since he last saw his family, and all he wants to do is go home; but first, to save himself from Parliament’s noose, he must play the part of Cromwell’s reluctant intelligencer. The first William Falkland book, the Royalist, is published by Headline in September this year.


Bulldog Drummond (a character first created in the 1920s by HC McNeile) is a retired verteran of the first world war with too much restless energy on his hands and a penchant for adventure and trouble. I like to think of him as James Bond’s occasional uncle.

Fantasy: Nathan Hawke and Gallow

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The Nathan Hawke site has an interactive map and some extra short stories. All three books are out in paperback. An omnibus edition is available as an e-book and a print edition is on its way in later 2014 – the omnibus has all the extras included in it. Three short stories are in production for Gollancz to be released early next year (I think).

Fantasy: A Memory of Flames:

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The Adamantine Palace is in print in UK/Australia/NZ/SA, France, USA, Germany and Poland and might or might not be on its way to Bulgaria. The King of the Crags and The Order of the Scales are in UK/Australia/NZ/SA, France, Germany and US bookshops but NOT Poland for reasons beyond my control.  The Black Mausoleum and Dragon Queen are now out in the UK in mass-market editions. There are no overseas deals for these (you’re not as sorry about that as I am) but it should be possible to get them in the US. The Splintered Gods is out in trade and The Silver Kings is in for editing. And that’s going to be that for the dragons at least for a while.

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Fantasy: The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice

The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice is out in the UK and Poland. Parts two and three, The Warlock’s Shadow, and The King’s Assassin, are out in the UK. Allegedly all three are available now in the US as both physical and e-book editions. Some left-over threads of the story are picked up in Dragon Queen.

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