I was supposed to upload one chapter of Heathens each day following my previous post which included the novel’s prologue, see below!
Alas, I was busier than expected. But during those few days I did come to one conclusion, and that was how ugly the prose looks when pasted onto this page: weird spacing, odd line breaks etc. So I decided to just attach a Word doc with not just chapter 1, but also chapter 2, and as a bonus, I added the prologue again so it doesn’t look so shoddy.
So if your looking for a dark and grim fantasy horror pitting an ailing modern day druid clan against subterranean horrors beneath the streets of Liverpool, why not give it a look. And I’ll endeavour to keep uploading a new chapter a day.
Thanks for reading!
Daniel James is an author of speculative (and sometimes dark and weird) fiction from Liverpool, England.
He is the recipient of two Kirkus Star reviews for his character-driven, action-packed urban fantasy novels Hourglass and The Ferryman’s Toll. Hourglass was also voted one of their Best 100 Indie novels of 2021.