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Simon Kewin

Dead Star (The Triple Stars, Volume 1)

"The last survivor from a planet of eight billion

The galaxy is in flames under the harsh theocratic rule of Concordance, the culture that once thrived among the stars reduced to scattered fragments. Selene Ada, last survivor of an obliterated planet, joins forces with the mysterious renegade, Ondo Lagan.

Together they attempt to unravel the mystery of Concordance’s rapid rise to galactic domination. They follow a trail of shattered starship hulks and ancient alien ruins, with the ships of the enemy always one step behind.

But it’s only when they find the mythical planet of Coronade that they uncover the true scale of the destruction Concordance is capable of unleashing…

“excellent … the author did a really fantastic job of creating compelling characters, an intriguing world, and I’m looking forward to the next novel in the series”

“Kewin is at the top of his game in the writing department”

“Characters so well written you feel as though you know them, brilliant storylines that weave through the book till they crash together at the end in an unexpected climax. World building that leaves you wanting more with twists and turns to keep you guessing. Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended, a must read”"

Hedge Witch (The Cloven Land Trilogy, Book 1)

"Two worlds, one nightmare…

Cait Weerd has no idea the undain are hunting her. She doesn’t know the vile creatures need her blood to survive. She doesn’t even know she’s a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn’t know much, but all that’s about to change.

At Manchester Central Library, she’s caught in the crossfire between the witches and the undain, two worlds fighting for an old book. Cait takes the book and is told to run, hide the book or destroy it. The undain’s secrets are buried in its pages, and they want it almost as much as they want her.

The fate of two worlds is at stake. Cait has to decide what to do: run, fight, or hope it all goes away.

But then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time…

“a thoroughly enjoyable read” – British Fantasy Society
“I loved it. Pulled me into the world and wouldn’t let me go … a wonderful read.”
“A wonderful story combining the world of today with magic and fantasy”
“I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end”"

The Genehunter

"Some secrets are best left buried…

Simms is a genehunter, paid to track down the DNA of the famous and infamous of history for his clients’ private collections. What they do with the DNA isn’t his problem – even if they are using it to create illegal clones.

He walks a line, pulled in many different directions at once. The law, competing genehunters, ex-lovers, religious nuts and anti-genehunter crazies. But when he works the Boneyard case he discovers that, sometimes, you have to decide which side of the line you’re on.

And when he starts to uncover the truth of his own origins he begins to question everything he is and does…

A future noir cyberpunk novel set on an Earth slowly going to hell. The Genehunter follows the adventures of Simms, genetic detective and all-round nice guy.

Originally published as a series of five linked novellas: The Wrong Tom Jacks, The Zombies of Death, The Clone Who Didn’t Know, A Soldier of Megiddo and Boneyard.

With added bonus material: The World of Simms (characters and organisations of the Genehunter universe), Jumpjacker (a tale of jump nodes, brain plugins and high-tech crime) and 22nd Century Genie (the original Simms short story).

“As thought-provoking as it is entertaining” – Sci-Fi Indie eBook Reviews
“Reminded me of some of the best William Gibson books”
“I read this series and loved it. I read it a second time and loved it more”
“Cracking good read”


"Lost in the great machine…

Finn’s childhood in the valley is idyllic, but across the plains lies a threat. Engn is an ever-growing, steam-powered fortress that needs a never-ending supply of workers. Generation after generation have been taken away, escorted into its depths by the mysterious and terrifying ironclads, never to return.

The Masters of Engn first take Finn’s sister, then his best friend, Connor. Finn thinks he, at least, is safe – until the day the ironclads come to haul him away, too. Yet all is not lost. In the peace of the valley Finn and Connor made a pact: a promise to join the mythical wreckers and end Engn’s tyranny.

But now on his own, lost and broken in the vastness of Engn, Finn begins to have doubts. Is Connor really working to destroy Engn?

Or has he become part of the machine?

“a world of mystery and steampunk” – British Fantasy Society

“an amazing steampunk novel”

“I was totally hooked – it was responsible for 2 nights lost sleep”

“Intriguing and engrossing. The machine city is a place of wonder and horror”

“I can honestly say that it was one of my favourite novels to read this past year. I found myself really engrossed in the story I just could not put it down”

“A steampunk Gormenghast”

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