Titan Books are to publish Mark A. Latham’s debut novel THE LAZARUS GATE in paperback and eBook format on 2nd October 2015.
LONDON, 1890. Captain John Hardwick, an embittered army veteran and opium addict, is released from captivity in Burma and returns home, only to be recruited by a mysterious gentlemen’s club to combat a supernatural threat to the British Empire.
As his path crosses with that of “The Artist,” a mysterious yet brilliant painter whose medium encompasses something far more otherworldly than mere oil and acrylic paints, he soon finds himself drawn into a world just beyond our own in a captivating adventure of espionage and misdirection.
The Lazarus Gate is the tale of a secret war waged between parallel universes, between reality and the supernatural. A war fought relentlessly by an elite group of agents; unsung heroes, whose efforts can never be acknowledged, but by whose sacrifice we are all kept safe.
Also due to contribute to Titan Books’ on?going range of Sherlock Holmes novels from 2017, in The Lazarus Gate Latham aptly demonstrates his ability to portray a vivid and menacing London: from the wood panelled parlours of gentleman’s clubs, to smog-coated streets and seedy opium dens. With a setting reminiscent of cult anime show Black Butler, The Lazarus Gate is wonderful crossover hit for fans of historical fantasy, crime and supernatural tales alike.
MARK A. LATHAM is a writer, editor, history nerd, frustrated grunge singer and amateur baker from Staffordshire, UK. A recent immigrant to rural Nottinghamshire, he lives in a very old house (sadly not haunted), and is still regarded in the village as a foreigner.
Formerly the editor of Games Workshop’s White Dwarf magazine, Mark dabbled in tabletop games design before becoming a full-time author of strange, fantastical and macabre tales.