nyghtly Armes now has its own imprint dedicated to the publication of historical fiction and supernatural horror titles that are set against a well-researched medieval backdrop and feature a member of the knightly class as a principal character. All titles are available in trade paperback and eBook formats.
While our audience generally ranges from young adult (ages 14+) to adult, our horror stories are not for the faint of heart--we believe vampires should not sparkle. They are gritty and violent, and the good guys may not always win.
The first Knyghtly Armes title, The Second Great Mortality by Lonnie Colson, was released on 2 May 2016. It is a supernatural horror story set in Gloucestershire in the year 1436.
Upcoming Events: Summer book signings
Lonnie Colson will be available at select book stores signing copies of his recent novel The Second Great Mortality and discussing upcoming projects. Proceeds from Lonnie's book will directly contribute to his jousting addiction.
An engaging novel that combines the best of the horror and medieval fantasy genres
An engaging novel that combines the best of the horror and medieval fantasy genres. A relatable protagonist struggles to keep his kingdom and family from falling victim to the undead, and there is conflict from both inside and outside the walls of Colleville. The tension is amped up into a frantic conclusion that leaves you wanting more. -- "Robert S."
I really enjoyed this book
I really enjoyed this book. I do not ordinarily enjoy zombie type books but this one really kept my interest. The author did a great job and was very knowledgeable regarding the time period, dress and weaponry of the time. I would definately recommend this book. -- "Sharon C."
2 Thumbs up!!!
I am a fan of The Walking Dead, and anything medieval... The author did a great job blending the two genres together.
The book reads very easily, and has a great pace that carries through until the end. All in all, brilliant! -- "James K."
Loved it! -- "Amazon Customer"
The best historical fiction books are almost believable. In this case, blending zombies with the Black Plague. In the year 1436, knight Sir Richard de Colleville of Gloucester and his family are set upon by a ravaging disease that turns its victims into undead monsters. What starts out as a strange, single incident quickly unfolds in a horrific nightmare where Sir Richard and his men are desperately trying to keep their families and villagers safe from the claws of death.
The terror seems to be brought so much closer when understanding that these men aren't fighting zombies with shotguns or bombs like we would today, simply because they can't. It makes the conflict that much more raw and fearful. This causes both the characters and reader to be drawn closer to the undead.
The author writes in such a way that it is as if he himself is standing in Sir Richard's boots. As the reader, you are seeing what he's seeing, hearing what he's hearing, and all in incredible vivid detail. It's like watching a movie. That's a skill not all writers possess. The reader is dropped into the heat of battle with man vs. monster and is buffeted about along with Sir Richard. In contrast, you feel the tense stillness within the manor walls while waiting with bated breath for danger to strike from around the next corner... -- "L.D."
Amazing book! Great story and very well written. One of the best books I have read in a long time. Felt like I was right there fighting along side them. -- "Amazon Customer"
Awesome book! Picked it up and couldn't stop reading
Amazing book! Great story and very well written. One of the best books I have read in a long time. Felt like I was right there fighting along side them. -- "Walter O."
Knights of the Round Table meets The Walking Dead!
Full of vivid, historically accurate description and great zombie slashing details. -- "Amazon Customer"
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