Thursday, 21 June 2018

The Traitor God In Translation

If you haven't already seen the news posted on Angry Robot's website then let me enlighten you by repeating it below:

We’ve got some great news for our buddies over in Europe! Excellent grimdark novel The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston is going to be translated into both Hungarian and Czech!

In Hungary the translation rights have been acquired by Főnix Könyvműhely, with the book being published sometime within the next year. Czech folks will see the translation published by Euromedia Group sometime within the next two.

We told Cameron, and once he’d woken up from his dead faint asked him to give us a couple of words on the deals. Here he is:

“When my book was published several people said they were going to borrow it through their local library – whoa, my book being in a library gives me all the feels. As a kid I spent so much in mine time picking out and reading armloads of books. It is a wonderful feeling that mine has now joined the others on those hallowed shelves.

But wait, what is happening now? People want to translate The Traitor God? *stares* How AWESOME is that! It’s such a strange but similarly heartwarming feeling to know that something I have created will be published in other languages (that I can’t read) for people to enjoy. I wish them the best of luck translating all those unusual sweary words!”

Massive thanks to the Watkins Media rights team, who broker our translation deals. You guys are the best! *blows kisses*

Now to wait for the incoming covers, which we’re sure will be totally kickass. You’ll see them here as soon as our optical orbs get to process them.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Newcastle event with RJ Barker

I will be in Newcastle's Forbidden Planet on June 14th, up to no good with that master of assassins, RJ Barker.

Join CAMERON JOHNSTON and R J BARKER, in conversation, at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Thursday 14th June from 6 - 7pm!

Spend an evening with two of Grimdark’s most exciting new authors, Cameron Johnston (The Traitor God) and RJ Barker (Blood of Assassins). The pair will interview each other on their writing processes and what makes great fantasy in 2018. Books will be available for signing post-event!

All the details are on the Forbidden Planet page.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The Traitor God is here!

The Traitor God has been unleashed upon the world!

A city threatened by unimaginable horrors must trust their most hated outcast, or lose everything, in this crushing epic fantasy debut.

After ten years on the run, dodging daemons and debt, reviled magus Edrin Walker returns home to avenge the brutal murder of his friend. Lynas had uncovered a terrible secret, something that threatened to devour the entire city. He tried to warn the Arcanum, the mageocracy who rule the city. He failed.

Lynas was skinned alive and Walker felt every cut. Now nothing will stop him from finding the murderer. Magi, mortals, daemons, and even the gods – Walker will burn them all if he has to.

After all, it wouldn’t be the first time he’s killed a god...

Available now from:

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Mysterious Box

So, so, so...yesterday this mysterious box arrived while I was out.

What could it be? I certainly couldn't find out for the next ten hours. NGHHHhhhhh! So frustrating.

Of course I did have a pretty good idea what would be inside. *had fingers crossed they hadn't sent me somebody else's books*.

OH! Look at that. It's my book. It's really real. Such a surreal but wonderful feeling to see a box -a whole box!- of my own books, then to pick one up and feel its weight in my hand, turn it over and read the back as if I was browsing the shelves of a book shop.
What a wonderful moment :)

Friday, 11 May 2018

It's Alive. ALIVE!

It's Alive. ALIVE!

Thanks to Angry Robot for teasing us all with a little preview of The Traitor God in actual real-life 3D paper book format.


Feel the grimdark terror and lust for swords and sorcery seeping into your bones. Witness the fearsome might of my national animal! (The unicorn is Scotland's national animal. Really. How cool is that :D )

Monday, 7 May 2018

Interview by Anna Stephens

That wonderful writer and all-round fantastic person, Anna Stephens, has interviewed me on her website. If you want some sneak peeks at what you will find within the pages of The Traitor God then you are in luck - go here and have a read!

You might also want to consider buying her excellent novel, Godblind, while you are at it ;)

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Out for Review

The Traitor God is now available on NetGalley for reviewers - if you fancy reviewing something part noirish magical investigation and part grimdark lovecraftian apocalypse - you are in luck!  Off to Angry Robot on NetGalley with you!

*slides a plate of bribery-biscuits across the table*

I will just leave these delicious treats here shall I? *knowing wink*
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