UK Cover for Early Riser, available 2nd August 2018
Every Winter, the human population hibernates.
During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity.
Well, not quite.
Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind.
When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling.
When you get the dreams too, it's weird.
When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity.
But teasing truth from winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting, ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.
But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.
UK book tour will be between the 30th July and 11th August 2018. More details will be up on my Appearances page as and when we know them.
NOTE for US readers: Publication in your neck of the woods is as yet undecided, but likely 'Early 2019'.
Well, we're nearly there. I'll be expanding on this section of my site up to the launch, but for now pre-orders are available from your local bookshop. If you don't have a local bookshop, then you could do a lot worse than mouse'n'click your way to the outlets listed below to check out the stupendously bounteous buying opportunities:
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