The Puppeteer King

The Puppeteer King

Chris Ward

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Inhuman monsters, giant robot spiders, and a madman with a thirst for destruction ... Professor Kurou is back and more dangerous than ever. After five years of incarceration, Jun Matsumoto is released from a mental hospital. With his hatred for Professor Kurou still consuming him, he enlists the help of some old friends and tracks his nemesis to Barcelona, where he hopes to rescue Ken Okamoto's missing daughter, Nozomi. Kurou, however, has a master plan that will not only destroy one of the greatest landmarks in mankind's history, but bring war to an entire nation. Jun must battle not only ghosts from his past and his own failing mind, but a man who is now the undisputed Puppeteer King... From the author of the acclaimed Tube Riders trilogy, The Puppeteer King is the third volume in Chris Ward's Tales of Crow series, a blend of science fiction, fantasy and horror set in the near future.
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The Eyes in the Dark

The Eyes in the Dark

Chris Ward

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

A school trip gone wrong ... For Jun, a school trip to the remote study camp of British Heights is hardly his idea of a good time. Akane, the love of his life, hates him, and he's rooming with Ogiwara, the school bully. Things get worse when most of the students become violently sick, and Jun and a handful of survivors are left cut off from civilization as the snow closes in. Soon the power goes off, and a horrific, birdlike creature begins terrorizing the guests. The students band together with the other remaining guests, but their understanding of danger is about to turn on its head. There are creatures out in the woods, and they're hungry for human flesh... The Eyes in the Dark is the first in Chris Ward'sTales of Crow series, an exciting blend of horror, fantasy and dystopian science-fiction with a heavy dash of black humour.
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The Cold Pools

The Cold Pools

Chris Ward

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Meet me at the end of the world ... As civilization comes to an end, Lewis and Karen take their last vacation to the only cold place left on Earth, the remote resort town of Cold Pools. There, they will say goodbye ...The Cold Pools - a short story of 3,000 words.Meet me at the end of the world ... As civilization comes to an end, Lewis and Karen take their last vacation to the only cold place left on Earth, the remote resort town of Cold Pools. There, they will say goodbye ...The Cold Pools - a short story of 3,000 words, is taken from the author's collection Ms Ito's Bird & Other Stories.Chris Ward is the author of the novels The Tube Riders and The Man Who Built the World, available now in ebook and paperback format.
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Benjamin Forrest and the School at the End of the World

Benjamin Forrest and the School at the End of the World

Chris Ward

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

At the end of everything ... there is a new beginning. Benjamin Forrest wakes up on a strange beach. Two suns shine in the sky, and a couple of miles out from the shore, the sea drops off the edge of the world. Where is he? How did he get here? And most importantly, how can he get home? As he begins to encounter the unusual characters of Endinfinium, he finds himself at the centre of a battle for a secret world, one in which he will play a decisive role ... Benjamin Forrest is the Harry Potter for a new generation, and ENDINFINIUM the series Young Adult fans have been waiting for. Chris Ward is the critically acclaimed author of the dystopian Tube Riders series. ** ### Review **"If reading a book about a young male version of Alice in Wonderland finding himself at a Hogwarts academy that is falling apart while under attack by the Evil Empire sounds like fun to you, this is the book for you." ~Filmfan (Amazon Reviewer)** ** ** **"A fantastic adventure full of wonderful characters" ~Brandy Dalton (Amazon Reviewer)**
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In the Shadow of London

In the Shadow of London

Chris Ward

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

There's gone and then there's London-gone ...Marta Banks and her Tube Riders may have fled, but they've left behind a city on the brink of collapse. In the violent wasteland of London Greater Urban Area, former Tube Rider David Silverwood tries to reunited old members of the gang. In his way stand Dreggo, once a member of a rival gang but now the Governor's right hand, and Lindon, a member of the criminal stronghold known as the Tank, who is struggling with issues of loyalty towards revolution, the people protected by his organisation, and his dying girlfriend, Cah.Revisting London in the period between The Tube Riders: Exile and The Tube Riders: Revenge, In the Shadow of London is a stunning addition to Chris Ward's Tube Riders series.
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Fallen From the Train

Fallen From the Train

Chris Ward

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Carl Weston finds a young man lying unconscious by the train tracks. Who is he? Where did he come from? Carl knows the man can't have got off the train because the trains don't stop anymore ...Carl Weston finds a young man lying unconscious by the train tracks. Who is he? Where did he come from? Carl knows the man can't have got off the train because the trains don't stop anymore ...Fallen from the Train is a short story of 6000 words. It is set in the world of Chris Ward's Tube Riders.
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The Circus of Machinations

The Circus of Machinations

Chris Ward

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Five years in hiding. Five years in which Professor Kurou has thought only of revenge on the man who left him maimed. Now, small-town inventor Victor Michin needs Kurou's help. The shadowy figure hiding out in the town's derelict district is a genius with machines, and only Kurou's skill stands in the way of a devastating, inhuman army on its way to annihilate the town and everyone in it. The army is savage. It is deadly. It shows no mercy or remorse. And at its head is a old foe, a man who will stop at nothing to see Professor Kurou dead. Perhaps Kurou's chance for revenge will come after all ...
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Going Underground

Going Underground

Chris Ward

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Rob knows the trains still run. He can hear them ...Going Underground is a 3000 word short story that formed the basis for the world used in Chris Ward's acclaimed Tube Riders trilogy. The Tube Riders part 1 is available now. Part 2, The Tube RIders: Exile, will be published in summer 2013.In a near future dystopian Britain a drifter called Rob is chasing a dream - that the London Underground trains still run.This 3000 word short story comes with the first chapter of the novel, The Tube Riders, which was set in a world based on this story, as a free sample.Chris Ward is the author of dystopian science fiction trilogy The Tube Riders, as well as the supernatural thriller The Man Who Built the World. A native of Cornwall, England, he now lives in the Japanese Alps with his wife and cat.
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