FOGBOUND: Empire in Flames
London, 1899: a ruined city under martial law.
It was just another bounty job for Simmons – recover a killer escaping beyond the massive walled city, while avoiding the toxic red fog and the tainted creatures who make their home Fogside since the failed Martian Invasion of ’94.
But when he stumbles across a dastardly plot to overthrow Empress Victoria, the hunter becomes the hunted.
With the brutal military police on his trail, he needs to gather others to his cause, learn who is responsible for this treason and keep the Empire he loves from plunging into eternal darkness.
But in the darkest and most fogbound areas of the flooded London streets, a sinister intelligence watches, biding its time until the hour of reckoning is at hand…
What others are saying about FOGBOUND: Empire in Flames
“Probably the best steampunk book I’ve ever read.”
“I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a steampunk epic as it is simply the best I’ve found.”
“Brilliant adventure and a marvellous, inventive setting. The characters are believable and interesting and the plot rockets along.”
“Fogbound? Spellbound! – If you like Victorian intrigue coupled with futuristic inventions this is for you.”
“I’ve been hanging out for a really great Steampunk novel for a long time now, and by crikey this is it.”
“Steampunk at its best.”
“If you enjoyed H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, then you’ll love this spiritual sequel.”
“Fogbound is steampunk done right, mainly because that isn’t its only focus. Under the arc rifles and clockwork machines is a winning story full of twists and turns that constantly delivers.”
WORK IN PROGRESS – CHRONICLES OF THE FALLEN
I am in the middle of writing a series of 9 novellas set in the Weird West called the The Chronicles of the Fallen. Here’s the elevator pitch as it stands to give you an idea of where I’m heading.
If you like #UNDEADWOOD or #DEADLANDS you’re gonna love these #WeirdWest tales. “#Deadwood meets #TheWitcher” in this ongoing series of novellas from Amazon best-selling author Gareth Clegg.
The first book, The Crowman, is written and just going through final edit and I’m about a third through the writing of volume 2.
So, if it sounds like this is the sort of thing you’d enjoy, then keep an eye out on this page and sign up for my fortnightly newsletter where you’ll find all the latest updates.
Here’s some initial concepts for covers – the artwork is indicative only. It hasn’t been commissioned from the artists, it’s just to give me an idea of the style I’m thinking about – a mood-board if you like.