Book - The War in the Dark


Titan Books announce the publication next month of Nick Setchfield's first novel, The War in the Dark...

Billed as "a page-turning adventure that reads like Neil Gaiman creating Indiana Jones," Nick Setchfield's debut novel fuses together thriller and speculative fantasy with historical fiction in the first of a series of books that hope to hook fans of the work of Ben Aaronovitch, Paul Cornell and Susanna Clarke.

Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light.

When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he’s caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a language of fire. A secret that will give supremacy to the nation that possesses it. 

Racing against the Russians, the chase takes them from the demonhaunted Hungarian border to treasure-laden tunnels beneath Berlin, from an impossible house in Vienna to a bomb-blasted ruin in Bavaria where something unholy waits, born of the power of white fire and black glass...

It’s a world of treachery, blood and magic. A world at war in the dark. 

NICK SETCHFIELD is a writer and features editor for SFX, Britain’s best-selling magazine of genre entertainment in film, TV and books. A regular contributing writer to Total Film, he’s also been a movie reviewer for the BBC and a scriptwriter for ITV’s Spitting Image. The War in the Dark is his first novel. He lives in Bath.

The War in the Dark is published on 17th July 2018

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