Monday, 28 December 2020

RON WEIGHELL R.I.P.

Very saddened to hear that Ron Weighell has passed away.

A friend, a lovely man and a brilliant and wonderful writer who will be much missed.

I am extremely proud to have published his story collections “Summonings” and the revised “The White Road”, and three novellas for the shared volumes (with John Howard and Mark Valentine) “Romances of the White Day”, “Pagan Triptych” and “From Ancient Ravens”.

My truly heartfelt and sincere condolences to his wife Fran and to all his family and friends.

R.I.P. Ron.

Keep safe and well everyone, Robert.

Saturday, 12 December 2020

DARKNESS HAS ARRIVED

ILL MET BY DARKNESS by Paul Finch has touched down here in cold and rainy northern France and it truly looks splendid. I’m really pleased with this one.

Check out the photo.

I’ve been busy checking, hand numbering and packing pre-orders ~ most have now shipped and I have just a very few to take to the post office early next week.

Copies are still available if you’re sitting on the fence. Full details below.


As always, keep safe and well.


Cheers, Robert.

Monday, 16 November 2020

POWERS AND PRESENCES SOLD OUT AND MORE

POWERS AND PRESENCES (John Howard/Mark Valentine) is, already, SOLD OUT.  David Longhorn reviewed Powers and Presences at http://suptales.blogspot.com/2020/11/powers-and-presences-sarob-press-2020.html and Des Lewis’ review can be found at https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/powers-and-presences-john-howard-mark-valentine/

FROM ANCIENT RAVENS (Mark Valentine, Ron Weighell & John Howard) is also now SOLD OUT.

Very many thanks everyone for your continued support.

Low Stock:  THEIR DARK & SECRET ALCHEMY (Richard Gavin, Colin Insole & Damian Murphy) ~ http://sarobpress.blogspot.com/2019/02/new-title-news-their-dark-secret-alchemy.html   LEGIONNAIRE by C.E. Ward ~ http://sarobpress.blogspot.com/2019/11/new-title-news-legionnaire-ce-ward.html

Forthcoming:  ILL MET BY DARKNESS by Paul Finch (see below for full details) is with my book printer and, all being well, on schedule for an early December publication.

Keep safe and well, Robert.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

NEW TITLE NEWS: ILL MET BY DARKNESS


NEW TITLE NEWS

ILL MET BY DARKNESS by PAUL FINCH

Paul Finch is well known for his crime novels, in particular his very popular DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg and DC Lucy Clayburn novels, the first of the latter series, Strangers, making the Sunday Times Top 10 list. He is a two-times winner of the British Fantasy Award (2002 and 2007) and a one-time winner of the International Horror Guild Award (2007), and currently edits the brilliant British folk-horror Terror Tales anthologies for Telos Publishing.

Author Paul Finch has blogged about ILL MET BY DARKNESS at http://paulfinch-writer.blogspot.com/2020/11/ill-met-by-darkness-coming-your-way.html

ILL MET BY DARKNESS comprises four original chilling tales (all novelettes/novellas) written especially for this volume.

“Snicker-Snack” is a darkly disturbing study of art, monsters and guilt... beware the jabberwock, ‘the claws that catch’.

“Down to a Sunless Sea” features a weird Cretan objet d’art, an archaeological find, a legendary queen and a fiend of the Ancient World.

“The Hell Wain” takes us to a sleepy Lancashire village on Guy Fawkes Night, and introduces the horrific tradition of ‘The Bonfire Boys’.

“Spirit of the Season” explores the idea of old Christmas, strange ritual, ancient powers and age-old winter terrors.

Stoke up the fire, pour yourself a brandy or whiskey, turn on the lamp (to chase away the shadows), settle down in the flickering light, open up this darkly delightful tome and invite the fictional terrors in... but do make sure that all the doors and windows are safely and very securely... locked!

Artist Paul Lowe provides the rather wonderful wrap jacket painting.

ILL MET BY DARKNESS is a Deluxe Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover. Lithographically Printed, Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Foil Blocked to Spine, Quality 80gsm Munken Cream Bookwove, Coloured Endpapers, Section Sewn binding, Ribbon Marker & Head/Tailbands. Approx 128pp including prelims etc.

Publication currently scheduled for early December 2020.

 

Prices

(inclusive of Postage & Packing)

UK: UK £35.00

Europe: 45,00 euros

USA & Rest of World: US $60.00

 

HOW TO ORDER

E-mail sarobpress@gmail.com to order/reserve your copy and make payment by one of the methods detailed below.

HOW TO PAY
Paypal: visit
www.paypal.com and send payment using our e-mail address sarobpress@gmail.com

Cheque (payable to ROBERT MORGAN) [UK £ or USA $ only]

Cash. Cash at Senders Risk. (Euros ~ Paypal or Cash Only).

 

Cheers, Robert.

Friday, 2 October 2020

POWERS AND PRESENCES HAS ARRIVED

Powers and Presences has touched down here in France and I am busy checking, numbering, packing and (over the next week) posting all pre-ordered copies.

Very few (already) of this one left!

Here’s a photo of the actual book itself (with its quite brilliant jacket painting).

I’d ask folk to continue to be patient as international post is still not operating quite as it was before the coronavirus crisis.

I am working hard on the next Sarob Press volume which I hope to have out in time for Christmas ... I am aiming to announce this one later this month.

Keep safe and well everyone. Cheers, Robert.

Sunday, 23 August 2020

NEW TITLE NEWS: POWERS AND PRESENCES

 

POWERS AND PRESENCES

John Howard

Mark Valentine


Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886-1945) wrote seven mystical/supernatural novels between 1930 (War in Heaven) and 1945 (All Hallows’ Eve). He was also a poet and theological writer, and a member of The Inklings, the Oxford-based group of literary titans that included, amongst others, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

In this all new shared volume, John Howard and Mark Valentine pay affectionate tribute to Williams’ writings with a long novella, “The Dance of Gold” by John and two novelettes, “Kraken Tide” and “Seek for the Pomegranate” by Mark. Both authors have also provided illuminating afterwords to their stories. 

In “The Dance of Gold” the rector of a rural parish discovers the secret of a legendary coin and the enormous responsibilities of becoming, even temporarily, its guardian.

In “Kraken Tide” a vast storm flooding the Lincolnshire coast coincides with the activities of a mysterious black magician and, possibly, the secrets of the Templars.

In “Seek for the Pomegranate” an unusual and weird Roman talisman leads two young scholars into a mystical adventure and the Orphic Mysteries. 

Artist Paul Lowe provides the rather wonderful wrap jacket painting and a black & white title page illustration. 

POWERS AND PRESENCES is a Deluxe Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover. Lithographically Printed, Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Foil Blocked to Spine, Quality 80gsm Munken Cream Bookwove, Coloured Endpapers, Section Sewn binding, Gold Ribbon Marker & Head/Tailbands. Approx 128pp including prelims etc.

Publication currently scheduled for September 2020.

 

Prices

(inclusive of Postage & Packing)

UK: UK £35.00

Europe: 45,00 euros

USA & Rest of World: US $60.00

 

HOW TO ORDER

E-mail sarobpress@gmail.com to order/reserve your copy and make payment by one of the methods detailed below.

HOW TO PAY
Paypal: visit
www.paypal.com and send payment using our e-mail address sarobpress@gmail.com

Cheque (payable to ROBERT MORGAN) [UK £ or USA $ only]

Cash. Cash at Senders Risk. (Euros ~ Paypal or Cash Only).

 

Cheers, Robert.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

MAZES SOLD OUT

The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes is now SOLD OUT.
Thanks, everyone, for your patience with this one and, of course (and especially), your continued support.
David Longhorn is currently reviewing The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes (story by story) at his brilliant Supernatural Tales blog (https://suptales.blogspot.com/)
Currently available titles:
Legionnaire by C.E. Ward [low stock]
Their Dark & Secret Alchemy (novelettes/novellas by Richard Gavin, Colin Insole and Damian Murphy) [low stock]
From Ancient Ravens (novelettes/novellas by Mark Valentine, Ron Weighell and John Howard) [just a very few left]
I’m working hard on the next Sarob Press volume, which I’ve currently pencilled in for a September publication ~ it’ll be something rather special ... a shared volume in tribute to Charles Williams, author of Descent into Hell, All Hallows’ Eve and other novels, by John Howard and Mark Valentine ... full details coming very soon.
Keep safe and well.
Cheers, Robert.