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Peter McLean

UK flag (b.1972)

Peter McLean was born near London in 1972, the son of a bank manager and an English teacher. He went to school in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral where he spent most of his time making up stories.

By the time he left school this was probably the thing he was best at, alongside the Taoist kung fu he had begun studying at the age of 13. He grew up in the Norwich alternative scene, alternating dingy nightclubs with studying martial arts and practical magic.

He has since grown up a bit, if not a lot, and now works in corporate datacentre outsourcing for a major American multinational company. He is married to Diane and is still making up stories.

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Horror
Burned Man
   1. Drake (2016)
   2. Dominion (2016)
   3. Damnation (2017)
War for the Rose Throne
   1. Priest of Bones (2018)
   2. Priest of Lies (2019)
   3. Priest of Gallows (2021)
   4. Priest of Crowns (2022)
Series contributed to
Warhammer 40,000
   Lightning Run (2018)
   Warriors and Warlords (2020) (with others)
   The Method of Madness (2020)
   Nexus & Other Stories (2020) (with others)
Warhammer : Age of Sigmar
   Warcry (2019) (with others)
Warhammer Horror
   6. Blood Sacrifice (2019)
   12. Invocations (2019) (with others)
Charity Anthologies
   2. Light (2022) (with others)
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2019) : Priest of Bones

Peter McLean recommends
Dark Water Daughter (2023)
(Winter Sea, book 1)
H M Long
"Outstanding naval fantasy; Robin Hobb meets Master and Commander."
The Sword Defiant (2023)
(Lands of the Firstborn, book 1)
Gareth Hanrahan
"Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination."
The Justice of Kings (2022)
(Empire of the Wolf, book 1)
Richard Swan
"A fantastic debut."
Tidepool (2021)
Nicole Willson
"The creeping dread of Lovecraftian horror by way of American Horror Story - Tidepool will ensure you never look at the ocean the same way again!"
The Coward (2021)
(Coward, book 1)
Stephen Aryan
"A tremendous sword & sorcery romp with a lot of heart and plenty to say. I really enjoyed this book."
The Last Smile in Sunder City (2020)
(Fetch Phillips, book 1)
Luke Arnold
"This book was a marvellous noir voice; Luke Arnold has captured the spirit of the genre perfectly and wrapped it around a fantasy setting with consummate skill."

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