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*

Monday, 19 March 2018

Panel at Follycon

I will be at Follycon, the 68th British National Science Fiction Convention, or Eastercon, to be held over the Easter weekend, 30th March - 2nd April 2018.

You can come and see me on the 'Horrible Heroes' panel at 8pm on Friday the 30th in the Reading Room where we will be discussing heroes that are anything but good.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

First Interview as an Author

I answered cunning questions from Hippogriff's Aerie for my first ever interview as an author.
Featuring: stop-motion skeletons, video nasties of the 80s, mysterious statues and the beauty of swords. Oh, and The Traitor God, better mention that too!

You can read it HERE.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Traitor God Pre-Orders

The Traitor God is now available for pre-order by all super-awesome people wanting to get their hands on it as soon as humanly possible in June. It is available dressed in your choice of handsome paperback or snazzy ebook attire!

For us UK-types it's not available to pre-order on Amazon Kindle until March, but it IS for users of Go figure, that's their KDP for you.

Angry Robot - for UK ebooks

Amazon UK - No UK Kindle pre-orders available until March.


Barnes and Noble

Book Depository

The wonderful author Brian McClellan has an excellent post on his website about why pre-orders matter.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Love in the Age of Grimdark

I have a guest post up on the Fantasy Hive site, this time talking about grimdark fiction and my need for a little love and light amidst all that relentless, crushing darkness.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The Traitor God Cover Reveal

And it's out - The Fantasy Hive have posted The Traitor God Cover Reveal with a fantastic write up and a host of detail, including a larger cover image.

Thanks to Angry Robot and the artist Jan Weßbecher for an amazing cover!

Most Anticipated Fantasy Books of 2018 redux

So The Traitor God has been noticed by a few people - it's appeared on no less that three 'most anticipated in 2018' lists.

New York Public Library

Fantasy Hive

Barnes and Noble

I am blown away!

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Most Anticipated Fantasy Books of 2018

Those fantastic people over at The Fantasy Hive have released their Most Anticipated Fantasy Books of 2018 and... I'm on it with The Traitor God!

As a debut novelist this is both totally unexpected and gives me ALL the good feels. 

I think all novelists have the same worries: that your book will be released and sink without a trace, that nobody will read it, like it, review it or even notice it. It comes with putting your work out into the public sphere, but I reckon it has to be worse with your first word-baby. Mostly, I just hope people will enjoy it.

Interesting times are ahead, and the game is afoot!
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