TOMBSTONE AWARD NOMINEE
Lisa Morgan is in trouble.
She prevents a stranger, Ben, from committing suicide; but then her sister is suddenly and violently killed by an unseen and malevolent force.
Lisa and Ben run but they cannot hide. Attacked by the reanimated dead wherever they go, Lisa’s life is about to be turned upside down as the King of all the dead will have what is rightfully his…
From the authors of the acclaimed nove The Ragchild, King of all the Dead is a terrifying and nail biting ride into the unknown.
121pp. A5-format paperback novella.
Published 29 May 2003
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis had already enjoyed individual success as writers before they joined forces in 1993 for the first of three highly acclaimed volumes of the Cold Cuts horror anthology series. Featuring a host of talented new stars as well as established writing names – including Ramsey Campbell, Brian Stableford, Stephen Gallagher and Stephen Laws – each volume was short listed for a British Fantasy Award and established Lockley and Lewis as a force to be reckoned with.
The pair, buoyed by the success of the series and finding they really enjoyed the collaborative process, teamed up again to write a young adult horror novel, The Quarry, following that with The Ragchild, a horror-fantasy novel for adults that was published to widespread acclaim by Razorblade Press in 1999. Like the Cold Cuts books, it too was short listed for a British Fantasy Award.
Lockley and Lewis have gone on to collaborate on a series of hugely popular stories, which have seen publication on both sides of the Atlantic. They include The Winter Hunt, which appeared in the F20 anthology and was runner-up in the 2000 British Fantasy Awards; Gabriel Restrained, which appeared in Darkness Rising: Hideous Dreams; and Telling The Tale, which appeared in Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips, and again was short listed for a British Fantasy Award. They also created and edited the collaborative novella In That Quiet Earth, Published in 2000.
They have continued to write and publish individual short stories. Paul is also a comedy scriptwriter with a four-part radio series and hundreds of TV and radio sketches to his name. Steve, meanwhile, won a special British Fantasy Award (with Mike O’Driscoll) for organising the hugely successful Welcome To My Nightmare horror convention. But their writing partnership is back in top gear again with King Of All The Dead, which the pair believe to be their best work to date – a fast-paced horror thriller which shows that death really is not the end.
‘The horror tag-team of Lockley and Lewis go from strength to strength. Twice the power, twice the imagination and twice the talent go to make for a thrilling, awe-inspiring read.’ Tim Lebbon