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James Lovegrove is the New York Times best-selling author of. The Age of Odin. He was Sheri-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1998 for his novel Days and for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2004 for his novel United Kingdom. He also reviews fiction for the Financial T lines. He is the author of Sherlock Holmes: Gods of War, Sherlock Holmes: The Sniff of Nightmares and Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine for Titan Books.
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The prolific science fiction and fantasy British author James Lovegrove switches literary roads and begins a new, promising series, The Cthulhu Casebooks in which the worlds of Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft mingle to interesting effect, and Holmes and Watson will confront the weird and horrors from the depths. This is thoroughly enjoyable pulp in the grand old tradition as Watson, back from his harrowing combat experiences in Afghanistan, becomes Holmes' sidekick to investigate a series of curious deaths in London's East End, which appear linked to a sinister Oriental drug lord but soon uncover a web of worrisome connections to the supernatural and forces beyond human ken. Atmospheric, wading through London's proverbial fog, our hardy sleuths are soon confronted by abominable powers from the other side and their adventures are both momentous and joyous. Perfect entertainment in a handsome small hardcover format. ~ Maxim Jakubowski Simon Spanton's view... Now this is a lot of fun. I don’t know of many authors better equipped to weave together the inventions of Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft than New York Times bestseller James Lovegrove. A long-time and talented genre author he is also utterly steeped in everything Holmesian. He has a knack for recreating 19th prose and a dry wit. He really is the perfect author for this book, which will be the first of three. In an amusing prologue Lovegrove recounts how he has been left these manuscripts by a relative of H.P. Lovecraft. The similarity between their names is not entirely coincidental, it seems. So, with questions asked and no answers given the game’s afoot and we’re in to Doctor Watson’s story. And this story, of a nineteenth century world haunted by the Old Ones, and the vile deity Cthulhu in particular, and of Watson and Holmes’ encounters with their worshippers, is the REAL story. According to Watson, the Holmes stories we know were tales he concocted to cover the eldritch truth. And with emaciated and dried out corpses and moving shadows in Shadwell we are off on the first adventure and Lovegrove lets the doctor spin a tight and action packed tale. Lovegrove’s Holmes and Watson are perfect. If you loved the original Holmes stories, if you loved Anthony Horowitz’s recent Holmes books, if you love the cosmic horrors of Lovecraft you’ll love this. An absolute hoot. ~ Simon Spanton
WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY...AGE OF ANANSI: Dion Yeboah leads an orderly, disciplined life...until the day the spider appears. What looks like an ordinary arachnid turns out to be Anansi, the trickster god of African legend, and its arrival throws Dion's existence into chaos. He is summoned to America to take part in a contest of trickery. It's a life-or-death battle of wits, and in the end, only one person will be left standing...AGE OF SATAN: 1968. Guy Lucas is sent to an old-fashioned boarding school, where he is bullied and abused. A fellow student persuades him to perform a black mass and plead with Satan to intervene, with horrific consequences. For the next ten years, the shadow of Satan is cast across his life; he flees, but tragedy follows him. Eventually, he must confront the Devil, and learn the truth about himself...AGE OF GAIA: Billionaire Barnaby Pollard, energy magnate, has the world at his feet. The planet's fossil fuel resources are his to exploit, as are the size-zero girlfriends he loves and leaves in endless succession. Until he meets Lydia, a beautiful and opinionated eco-journalist. She's the very opposite of the kind of woman he normally dates: large and outspoken, with a firm belief that Mother Nature is not to be tampered with...
It's the autumn of 1890, and a spate of bombings has hit London. Sherlock Holmes believes Professor Moriarty is behind the campaign of terror, but to what end? At the same time, a bizarrely garbed figure has been spotted on the rooftops of the capital. Known only by the name Baron Cauchemar, he appears to be a scourge of crime and villainy. But is he truly the force for good that he seems?
Billionaire Barnaby Pollard, energy magnate, has the world at his feet. The planet's fossil fuel resources are his to exploit, as are the size-zero girlfriends he loves and leaves in endless succession. Until he meets Lydia, a beautiful and opinionated eco-journalist. She's the very opposite of the kind of woman he normally dates: large and outspoken, with a firm belief that Mother Nature is not to be tampered with...
Lex Dove thought he was done with the killing game. A retired British wetwork specialist, he's living the quiet life in the Caribbean, minding his own business. Then a call comes, with one last mission: to lead an American black ops team into a disused Cold War bunker on a remote island near his adopted home. The money's good, which means the risks are high. Dove doesn't discover just how high until he and his team are a hundred feet below ground, facing the horrifi c fruits of an experiment blending science and voodoo witchcraft. As if barely human monsters weren't bad enough, a clock is ticking. Deep in the bowels of the earth, a god is waiting. And His anger, if roused, will be fearsome indeed.
1968. Guy Lucas, son a murdered British diplomat, is sent to an old-fashioned boarding school, where he is bullied and abused. A fellow student persuades him to perform a black mass and plead with Satan to intervene, with horrific consequences.For the next ten years, the shadow of Satan is cast across his life; he flees, across the sea and into obscurity, but tragedy follows him.Eventually, he must confront the Devil, and learn the truth about himself...
Seb and Frankie are unlikely friends who run an amateur detective agency. When the rich and gorgeous new girl at school becomes the victim of vicious cyber-bullying, she comes to them for help. Can Seb and Frankie find out who's responsible? An exciting mystery, with all the clues there for the reader - will you solve it first?
Od Fitch hates his life. He hates living in the middle of nowhere, he hates the fact that his mum is dead and his dad is too wrapped up in his research to notice him, and he hates his school, where the lessons are too easy and dull to bother with. But everything changes one day when Od arrives home to discover his father has been abducted by terrorists. Far from the mild-mannered genius that Od believed him to be, Od's father has been designing the most powerful weapon known to mankind, Warsuit 1.0. A 7m-tall robotic exoskeleton designed to form a permanent psychic bond with whoever pilots it first. And that person is Od. Armed and dangerous, Od's now trapped in a race against time, to save his father from the terrorists, from the government, and from a viciously beautiful operative known only as Angelica W-K.
Dion Yeboah leads an orderly, disciplined life... until the day the spider appears. What looks like an ordinary arachnid turns out to be Anansi, the trickster god of African legend, and its arrival throws Dion's existence into chaos. Dion's already impressive legal brain is sharpened. He becomes nimbler-witted and more ruthless, able to manipulate and deceive like never before, both in and out of court. He has been transformed into Anansi's avatar on earth. then he discovers the price he has to pay for his new-found skills: he must travel to America and take part in a contest between avatars of all the other trickster gods. It's a life-or-death battle of wits, full of skulduggery and double-cross. At the end, only one will be left standing.
They live amongst us, abhored, marginalised, despised. They are vampires, known politely as Sunless. The job of policing their community falls to the men and women of the Sunless Housing and Disclosure Executive - SHADE. Captain John Redlaw is London's most feared and respected SHADE officer. But when the vampires start rioting within their ghettoes, and angry humans respond with violence of their own, even Redlaw may not be able to keep the peace. Especially when political forces are aligning to introduce a radical answer to the Sunless problem, one that will resolve the situation once and for all...
The Olympians appeared a decade ago, living incarnations of the Ancient Greek gods on a mission to bring permanent order and stability to the world. Resistance has proved futile, and now humankind is under the jackboot of divine oppression. Now, a small band of guerilla rebels takes a stand against the Olympians. Who will triumph?
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES!THE AGE OF RA: The Ancient Egyptian gods have defeated all the other pantheons and divided the Earth between them. Lt. David Westwynter, a British soldier, stumbles into Freegypt, the only place to have remained independent of the gods' influence, where he encounters the followers of a mysterious leader known as the Lightbringer, who has vowed to rid mankind of the shackles of divine oppression, driving the world towards an apocalyptic battle...THE AGE OF ZEUS: The Olympians appeared a decade ago, living incarnations of the Ancient Greek gods intent on bringing order and stability to the world at all costs. Former London police officer Sam Akehurst receives an invitation too tempting to turn down: to join a small band of rebels armed with high-tech weapons and battlesuits. Calling themselves the Titans, they square off against the Olympians and their ferocious mythological monsters in a battle to the death...THE AGE OF ODIN: Gideon Coxall was a good soldier but bad at everything else, until a roadside explosive device leaves him with one deaf ear and a British Army half-pension. When he hears about the Valhalla Project - recruiting former service personnel for excellent pay, no questions asked - it's like a dream come true. The last thing Gid expects is to find himself fighting alongside ancient Viking gods. Ragnarok - the fabled final conflict of the Sagas - is looming...
Taj has 23 minutes to get to the other side of the estate - or his dad dies. It will take all his skills as a free-runner to make sure that his father isn't killed by a hitman. Will he manage? Heart-stopping thriller. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.
Yana faces the most important test of her life. She must defeat the Shadow Trolls and prove herself as a warrior. Can she survive the night and find out their secret? This is an atmospheric sci-fi fantasy. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.
When Dan's friend Jason makes the Revelation Glasses, which reveal things the human eye can't see, neither of them begins to imagine the consequences. This is a chilling tale from a master of the sci-fi genre. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.
Az dreams of being like everyone else. In the world of the Airborn, that means growing wings. A moving futuristic story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.
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