Vampires have conquered the living world, eradicated human society, and rule an undead empire from their underground palace of Aeterna. No longer forced to hide in the shadows, they build a luxurious metropolis of epicurean excess, savage rituals, and royal lineages, all existing in perfect eternal harmony.
Of Aeterna's byzantine rites, the Bloodlet is the greatest: a spectacular hunt held once a century to choose which royal house will ascend the throne. But for Marcus Atreidae, the last vampire to be created before the annihilation of mankind, the Bloodlet offers a chance to explore the ruins of a dead city and learn all he can about those creatures of myth and legend: humans.
Barred from participating as punishment for his curiosity, Marcus sneaks to the surface but, when catastrophe strikes, he finds himself trapped amid the dystopian ruins with an unlikely ally -- a beautiful and fearless clone named Bo. Together, they discover a web of lies that stretches all the way to Aeterna's putrid core. Will the truth of Marcus' own mysterious past set him free? Or will it destroy an empire?
In Aeterna, Kim Bannerman weaves an astonishing tale of intrigue, betrayal, mystery and adventure. From warrior kings to soothsayers, bio-engineers to slaves, ogres to phantoms, this sweeping epic is as rich and haunting as the undead who populate the city, and sure to delight fans of fantasy and dystopian fiction.
Aeterna is in development with a Hollywood production company and is soon to be a motion picture.
The Blackwood Papers
When painter Celeste Blackwood vanishes in the autumn of 1911, her disappearance is dismissed by the community as a nuisance rather than a tragedy: she's nothing more than a flighty young socialite running away from her responsibilities and marriage. But the mystery of Celeste's fate endures through the decades until a curious museum curator uncovers a series of letters, newspaper clippings, journal entries and police reports. Together, they reveal a story of motherhood, family secrets, cannibalism and murder, and chronicle the extraordinary lengths a desperate mother will take to save her child.
Enthralling and disturbing, The Blackwood Papers explores the shadowy region between imagination and reality, myth and science, truth and deception. From turn-of-the-century San Francisco to misty Canadian forests and rocky Arctic islands, novelist Kim Bannerman has created a harrowing landscape for readers to explore with every page of The Blackwood Papers.
Available now from Fox Spirit Books.
The Tattooed Wolf
Morris Caufield thought he'd seen it all…
Until the moment Dan Sullivan walked into his office. Dan needs a divorce lawyer he can trust, and he thinks Morris is the man for the job. The thing is, Dan wants Morris to represent his wife. Who tried to kill him. Twice. And as if that wasn't enough, Dan expects Morris to buy some crazy story about werewolves…
In The Tattooed Wolf, Dan reveals the truth about his life and his marriage, and Morris listens to a captivating tale of lycanthropy, love and betrayal. It's lunacy, he's sure of that, but there's something about Dan Sullivan that makes it all very easy to believe.
"[K. Bannerman] displays unusual and sometimes uncomfortable characters, and I care about them all, the significant players and the extras. If you like reading stories about intriguing people, this story doesn't disappoint. If you like short, satisfying reads between your 'Harry Potter' or 'A Song of Ice and Fire' ten pound seat-raisers, then buy this book." – Joe Murphy, The Dragon Page
"As well as the high drama of the intimate relationships, The Tattooed Wolf is also a story of greed, manipulation, attempted murder and revenge. The various levels of romance, intrigue, suspense and action make The Tattooed Wolf a very enjoyable book to read." – Victoria Addis, A Hermit's Progress
Love & Lovecraft
Harriet Lovecraft has lived an unremarkable life tending to the village library as her three younger sisters attempt to secure happy marriages. But when a mysterious gentleman moves to town and young men start going missing, Harriet vows to uncover the truth. Her quest takes her to the shadowy edge of human knowledge, where monsters hunt and gods prowl, and where ideas are fashioned into weapons with the power to destroy the universe. Blending country house novels and cosmic horror tales, Love and Lovecraft is a genre-hopping adventure through the unpredictable landscape of myth, madness, tea, and tentacles.
“…a warm story, full of relatable characters, wit and a keen sense of the ridiculous… Indeed, there is a pretty strong theme that comes out towards the end of the story – that of the power of books, and of reading, and of the imagination” – Damien Seaman, From Austen to Arkham