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Mike Brooks


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Mike Brooks was born in Ipswich, England, and moved to Nottingham, England to study at Nottingham Trent University and never left. He started to write stories and novels in childhood, has worked for a homelessness charity since 2004 and when not working or writing he goes walking in the Peak District, sings and plays guitar in a punk band, and DJs wherever anyone will tolerate him. He is married, and has two cats and a snake.
 


Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
 
New and upcoming books
July 2024

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Lelith Hesperax: Queen of Knives
(Warhammer 40,000)
Series
Keiko
   1. Dark Run (2015)
   2. Dark Sky (2015)
   3. Dark Deeds (2017)
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God-King Chronicles
   1. The Black Coast (2021)
   2. The Splinter King (2021)
   3. The Godbreaker (2022)
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Series contributed to
Warhammer 40,000
   The Path Unclear (2017)
   Choke Point (2018)
   Rites of Passage (2019)
   Inferno! Volume 4 (2019) (with others)
   Serpents of Ardemis (2019)
   Where Dere's da Warp Dere's a Way (2020)
   Brutal Kunnin' (2020)
   Nexus & Other Stories (2020) (with others)
   The Tear of Selevia (2021)
   Da Gobbo's Revenge (2021)
   Inferno! A Warhammer 40,000 Collection (2021) (with others)
   Fool's Ruin (2022)
   Huron Blackheart: Master of the Maelstrom (2022)
   The Brightest And Best (2022)
   Renegades: Harrowmaster (2022)
   Packin' Heat (2022)
   Warboss (2023)
   The Lion: Son Of The Forest (2023)
   Once A Killer Anthology (2023) (with others)
   Galaxy of Horrors (2023) (with others)
   The Long Promise (2023)
   Da Big Dakka (2024)
   Painboyz (2024)
   Lelith Hesperax: Queen of Knives (2024)
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Necromunda
   Underhive (2019) (with others)
   A Common Ground (2019)
   Dead Drop (2019)
   Road to Redemption (2020)
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Horus Heresy: Primarchs
   14. Alpharius: Head of the Hydra (2021)
   Blood Of The Emperor (2021) (with others)
   The Horus Heresy: Traitorous Scions (2021) (with others)
   Heirs Of The Emperor (2022) (with others)
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Warhammer Crime
   Sanction & Sin (2021) (with others)
   Slate Run (2022)
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Books containing stories by Mike Brooks
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Knee-Deep in Grit (2018)
Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Ficiton
edited by
Adrian Collins and Mike Myers
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Grimdark Magazine Issue #4 (2015)
(Grimdark Magazine, book 4)
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Grimdark Magazine Issue #3 (2015)
(Grimdark Magazine, book 3)

Award nominations
2022 British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Black Coast


Mike Brooks recommends
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How to Become the Dark Lord (and Die Trying) (2024)
(Dark Lord Davi, book 1)
Django Wexler
"Lord of the Rings crossed with Groundhog Day, narrated by a gender-flipped Deadpool."
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Dragonfall (2023)
(Dragon Scales, book 1)
L R Lam
"Tight, tense, smouldering, and wonderfully queer."
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Notorious Sorcerer (2022)
(Burnished City, book 1)
Davinia Evans
"Notorious Sorcerer is a real delight, with compelling characters and wonderful worldbuilding that sucks the reader in and keeps them engaged from beginning to end."

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