Nick and I have known each other for nearly 20 years. And in that time, he spoke a lot about writing a book, but he was never sure if he could actually sit down and just do it. Well, today proves, that he obviously could! His debut novel THE WAR IN THE DARK is published today by Titan Books.
A genre-defying page turner that fuses thriller and speculative fiction with dark fantasy in a hidden world in the heart of Cold War Europe.
Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light.
When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he's caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a language of fire. A secret that will give supremacy to the nation that possesses it.
Racing against the Russians, the chase takes them from the demon-haunted Hungarian border to treasure-laden tunnels beneath Berlin, from an impossible house in Vienna to a bomb-blasted ruin in Bavaria where something unholy waits, born of the power of white fire and black glass . . .
It's a world of treachery, blood and magic. A world at war in the dark.
It's already had some amazing quotes from authors including Mark Millar, Russell T Davies and Paul Cornell. Nick is currently doing a blog tour so if you wanted to check out what inspired him to write the book then do check it out:
And if you wanted to come along and meet the man himself (and me) then do pop along to his launch party at Hatchards in Kings Cross next Tuesday. There may even be some spies and demons there . . .