We are thrilled to announce one of our newest upcoming titles, Simon Bestwick’s Hell’s Ditch, the first book in The Black Road series. Out 1 December, but you can preorder it now. Simon has written for us before, as a contributor to Game Over, and it’s been a pleasure working with him again.
Here, have a blurb:
The dream never changes: a moonless,
starless night without end. The road she walks is black, bordered with
round, white pebbles or nubs of polished bone; she can’t tell which but
they’re the only white in the darkness, marking her way through the
In dreams and nightmares, Helen
walks the Black Road. It leads her back from the grave, back from
madness, back towards the man who caused the deaths of her family:
Tereus Winterborn, Regional Commander for the Reapers, who rule the
ruins of a devastated Britain.
On her journey, she
gathers her allies: her old mentor Darrow, the cocky young fighter
Danny, emotionally-scarred intelligence officer Alannah and Gevaudan
Shoal, last of the genetically-engineered Grendelwolves.
will stop at nothing to become the Reapers’ Supreme Commander; more
than anything he seeks the advantage that will help him achieve that
goal. And in the experiments of the obsessed scientist Dr Mordake, he
thinks he has found it.
To Winterborn, Project
Tindalos is a means to ultimate power; to Mordake, it’s a means to roll
back the devastation of the War and restore his beloved wife to the
living. But neither Winterborn nor Mordake understand the true nature of
the forces they are about to unleash. Forces that threaten to destroy
everything that survived the War, unless Helen and her allies can find
and stop Project Tindalos in time.