Folk horror through the eyes of a modern teen in this atmospheric tale of obsession, suspense and magic.
Something strange has been unleashed in the north of England. A modern-day druid commits a series of ghastly murders in an attempt to unleash the awesome power of the ancient gods of Great Britain. But all hell really breaks loose when his latest would-be victim, Nicnevin “NISSY” Oswald, turns out to be more than she seems.
A British tale mixing black magic and horror, godfathered by Jock, one of the new masters of comic book suspense!
Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen
"Nissy’s journey treads deftly between the seductive dangers of modern-day adolescence and the beautifully-realized magical realm woven in to her own family history. Both timelines threaten to consume her, and both invite the reader to witness her path, which is powerful and heartfelt in equal measure."
"A truly great horror story that simultaneously conjures images from that golden age of British horror, while presenting a distinct modern slant—which is both timely and very welcome. Compelling, unique, and unmissable."
"What makes Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen so special isn't just how well crafted and ornate it is, but how it seamlessly blends an insidious fairy tale murder mystery with the coming-of-age story of a teenager embracing her emerging identity."
“Engaging and provocative in a way we haven't seen before."
"Darkly magical and strange, Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen explores British landscape and myth in the style of folk horror film and TV from the 1960s and '70s but with a contemporary edge …"
"A bewitching blend of British folk horror and coming-of-age yarn that had me racing through its pages, desperate to see what happened next. Nicnevin is a heroine for our times, a sympathetic but credibly self-absorbed urban teenager discovering there's more to the landscape than meets the eye."