Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Steelhaven Announced

Welcome to Steelhaven…watch your back.

Steelhaven takes epic fantasy and dials the action up to eleven, telling the tale of a doomed city through the eyes of several disparate characters, all with real emotions and motivations.

Under the reign of King Cael the Uniter, this vast cityport on the southern coast has for years been a symbol of strength, maintaining an uneasy peace throughout the Free States.

But now a long shadow hangs over the city, in the form of the dread Elharim warlord, Amon Tugha.

When his herald infiltrates the city, looking to exploit its dangerous criminal underworld, and a terrible dark magick that has long been buried once again begins to rise, it could be the beginning of the end.

A Note from the author:

‘With Steelhaven I wanted to see what would happen if you took popular fantasy tropes and attacked them with modern concepts from TV and film. What if Gemmel’s Legend was mixed with HBO’s The Wire? What if you took the characters from a Tarantino movie and stuck them in a fantasy metropolis on the brink of destruction?

Recently a new generation of writers has come to the fore, pushing the boundaries of the genre and dragging it, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. Steelhaven is the latest in this new breed, a fantasy novel with not a hobbit or dwarf in sight – just character driven action and ambiguous protagonists in a world rife with danger.’

Richard Ford originally hails from Leeds in the heartland of Yorkshire, but now resides in the Wiltshire countryside, where he can be found frolicking in the Thames, drinking cider and singing songs about combine harvesters. His first novel Kultus, was published in 2011. Herald of the Storm is his epic fantasy debut.


  1. Hi Eric, I am very eager to hear you thoughts on this. I hope it will be a good book!