Ben Macallan is the boy your mother warned you about, the one with the motorbike and the cool clothes and the dangerous superpowers. He shoots round corners without looking, can put on his socks without bending and finds new planets as a Sunday afternoon hobby. He may be watching you, but you’ll never know.
Released 31 May 2011
New town. New girl. New job. That’s good, right?
Not really. Not when the girl can pretty much tear a vampire in two and the job is trying to find her kid sister, who’s in trouble with creatures even worse than the ones that have been trying to find you for how-many-years-has-it-been?!
In Ben Macallan’s terrifying, sexy, sinister urban fantasy debut, Jordan may look like a teenager but he treads the line between mundane reality and the supernatural in a world where vampires don’t glitter and runaways don’t just disappear – they’re hunted.
Jordan helps kids on the run find their way back home. He's good at that. He should be he s a runaway himself. Sometimes he helps the kids in other, stranger, ways. He looks like a regular teenager, but he s not. He acts like he s not exactly human, but he is. He treads the line between mundane reality and the world of the supernatural. Desdaemona also knows the non-human world far too well. She tracks Jordan down and enlists his aid in searching for her lost sister Fay, who did a Very Bad Thing involving an immortal. This may be a mistake for both of them. Too many people are interested now, and some of them are not people at all. Ben Macallan s urban fantasy debut takes you on a terrifying journey, lifting the curtain on what really walks our city streets.
Macallan is not only a pseudonym of award-winning crime and thriller writer Chaz Brenchley, but has also appeared as a character in his books, Dead of Light and Light Errant. Brenchley has now let Macallan out to speak for himself in Desdaemona, a whole new kind of urban fiction. Dynamic and emotionally charged, Desdaemona will delight fans of Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker.
UK: 9781907519628 | 1st June 2011
US: 9781907519635 | 31st May 2011
Released 30 October 2012
Desdaemona’s done a bad, bad thing. Again. So she’s back on the road; and where better to look for shelter than with the boy she was running from before? But trouble follows. If it wasn’t Jacey’s parents who sent the deadly Twa Corbies in chase of her, then who was it?
Ben Macallan, pseudonym of award-winning crime and thriller writer Chaz Brenchley, returns to the urban fantasy world he created in Desdaemona with another terrifying, sexy, sinister story that treads the line between mundane reality and the supernatural.
Deep under London, among the lost and rejected of two worlds, answers begin to emerge from Desi’s hidden past. Answers that send her north, in a flight that turns into a hunt, with strange companions and stranger prey.
This is a whole new kind of urban fantasy: dynamic and emotionally charged, Pandaemonium will delight fans of Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker.
"Riveting... A gripping ghost-ride through the daemon-haunted landscape of modern England."
“A bizarrely mature message for a perpetually immature subgenre... Despite all the melodrama and the neuroses, I wrapped up Desdaemona keen to know what happened next.”
-Pornokitsch on Desdaemona
UK: 9781781080511 | 8th November 2012
US: 9781781080528 | 30th October 2012