Brand new Tears of Artamon artwork

• October 16th, 2006 • Posted in Artwork

I’d been wondering for some time what image a manga [-inspired] artist might draw after reading The Tears of Artamon. Here is Andy Hepworth’s striking portrayal of Khezef after Gavril’s final transformation in Children of the Serpent Gate. To view more of Andy’s work, please visit And here’s a handy guide to identifying a […]

Children of the Serpent Gate – an extract

• December 4th, 2005 • Posted in Extracts

Chapter 1 ‘I’m old.’ Kiukiu stared in disbelief at her reflection. ‘I’m an old woman.’ Her fingertips moved over her lined face, lifting her wild, dry locks of greying hair, searching in vain for a thread of gold. She was so shocked she could only stare at the ageing stranger in the mirror glass. ‘How […]

Children of the Serpent Gate

• December 4th, 2005 • Posted in Books

Gavril Nagarian is believed dead – perished in the heat of battle. But the Lord Drakhaon of Azhkendir lives on. Now he is entrusted with a sacred mission: to rescue the aged Magus, who has been kidnapped and in whose possession are the five priceless rubies that compose the fabled Tears of Artamon. Ancient law […]

US edition of Children of the Serpent Gate available soon

• September 19th, 2005 • Posted in Writing

Children of the Serpent Gate – the gorgeous US hardback edition – will be available from the end of September 2005. I’ve just completed the proofs for the (equally gorgeous) UK edition, which will – all being well – be available to buy at the beginning of December. This is the third and final volume […]

A general update

• January 19th, 2005 • Posted in Appearances, News

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have written to me via this website. I’ve been truly surprised and delighted to read all your comments, thoughts and good wishes. I’ve endeavoured to answer your questions as best I can! And I wanted to apologize if you’ve contacted me and not […]