We are very happy to announce the forthcoming publication of “Dead Ground”, by Chris Amies.
“Dead Ground” is a dark fantasy, set in the South Pacific. An archaeological expedition, terrible events centruries ago that threaten to repeat themselves, and an ancient Sea God disturbed. Dead Ground is the land you cannot see. The land where the monsters are real.
Praise for “Dead Ground”
…this tale of demonic transgressions and heroism possesses enough H. Rider Haggard and Robert Louis Stevenson verve and verisimilitude to capture your imagination. – Paul di Filippo, Asimov’s, December 2002
Amies has tapped a seldom-used mythological vein as the basis for his novel, and as a result has created something quite distinctive… – Tim Pratt, Locus
In style the book is an adventure rather than a horrorfest, one whose work setting and style is reminiscent of the works of Rider Haggard. – Kathy Taylor, Vector, May/June 2002
There’s an effective sense of place, with an interesting pantheon of Polynesian gods whose conflicts are echoed on Earth… – David Langford, SFX, April 2002
This is a pacey, well-written novel with a commendable lack of padding. – Liz Williams, Interzone, April 2002
Dead Ground will be appearing under our Monico Imprint. More details to appear in the coming weeks.
To learn more about Chris, please visit our author page.