I have been Truesword to my friends, Griefbringer to my enemies. To most of you I am just another Northlander bastard, but to those who know me, my name is Gallow. I fought for my king for seven years. I have fled in defeat and I have tasted victory and I will tell you which is sweeter. Despise me, for I have slain more of your kin than I can count.
And now I am on your side, for when you betray a king you accept there will be a reckoning. The Fateguard are coming…
Welcome to the website of Stephen Deas, author of historical, fantasy and science fiction. Recent releases include The Splintered Gods (Gollancz), Elite: Wanted (Gollancz), and Bulldog Drummond: Dead Man’s Gate (Piqwiq), and of course the The Royalist, a historical mystery thriller set in the English civil war.
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Forthcoming Appearances: Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (now and then)