John is an award winning Script Writer, Novelist, and Games Designer

John French is an award winning script writer, novelist, and games designer. He has written twelve novels over a decade long career, notably the Ahriman series and Horusian Wars trilogies set in the dystopian far future of Warhammer 40,000, and five novels in the New York Times Bestselling The Horus Heresy series, most recently with The Solar War. His other work includes cosmic horror in the Lord of Nightmares Trilogy from Fantasy Flight Publishing, and detective fiction in The Last Visitor in Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes from Titan Books (writing as Stephen Henry). In 2018 he won a Scribe Award for Best Audio with his script for the drama Agent of the Throne: Blood and Lies.

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Articles

Fiction, writing advice, thoughts, and the occasional piece of news. Enjoy!

Story: Knives of a New Spring

Story: Knives of a New Spring

28/07/2022

Letters from an Unknown land is a series of stories about a world of fallen empires, magic, war, and power. Told through journal entries and letters written by travellers to their patrons, the story, place, and characters emerge piece by piece.

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Build Your Routine

Build Your Routine

05/07/2022

To create, you need to build a routine. To create that routine you need to look at your time. Start small, and then build, until your routine takes the place of motivation.

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Story: New Gods, Old Sins

Story: New Gods, Old Sins

09/06/2022

Letters from an Unknown land is a series of stories about a world of fallen empires, magic, war, and power. Told through journal entries and letters written by travellers to their patrons, the story, place, and characters emerge piece by piece.

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Save Your Darlings

Save Your Darlings

25/05/2022

Why you should keep what you cut from your work, and how that will make you a better artist.

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Work

I create characters, evoke worlds, and tell stories. Bellow you can find some of my work, along with links for purchasing them online.

Age of Darkness

Age of Darkness

New York Times Bestselling anthology in the Horus Heresy series

Ahriman: Exile

Ahriman: Exile

Book 1 in the Ahriman Series

Ahriman: The Omnibus

Ahriman: The Omnibus

The Ahriman Trilogy

Ahriman: The Sorcerer

Ahriman: The Sorcerer

Book Three in the Ahriman Series

Ahriman: Unchanged

Ahriman: Unchanged

Book Four in the Ahriman Series

Architect of Fate

Architect of Fate

A Space Marine Battle Novel

Ashes and Oaths

Ashes and Oaths

Part Three in the Award Winning Agent of the Throne audio drama series

Blood and Lies

Blood and Lies

Part One in the Award Winning Agent of the Throne audio drama series

Cthulhu Britannica

Cthulhu Britannica

Adventure anthology for the Call of Cthulhu RPG

Disciples of the Dark Gods

Disciples of the Dark Gods

Supplement to Dark heresy Roleplay Game

Divination

Divination

Anthology in The Horusian Wars series

Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes

Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes

A Sherlock Holmes anthology edited by George Mann

Grey Angel

Grey Angel

Audio Drama set in the The Horus Heresy

Incarnation

Incarnation

Second Book in The Horusian Wars Series

Mortis

Mortis

Book 5 in the global bestselling series “The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra”

Praetorian of Dorn

Praetorian of Dorn

The Horus Heresy

Resurrection

Resurrection

Book One in the The Horusian Wars Series

Sigismund

Sigismund

Character novel in The Horus Heresy series

Slaves to Darkness

Slaves to Darkness

The Horus Heresy

Tallarn

Tallarn

The Horus Heresy

Templar

Templar

Audio Drama set in The Horus Heresy

The Hungering God

The Hungering God

Book Three of the Lord of Nightmares Trilogy

The Inquisitor's Handbook

The Inquisitor’s Handbook

Dark heresy RPG

The Lies of Solace

The Lies of Solace

Second Book in The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy

The Radical’s Handbook
The Horus Heresy: The Scripts

The Horus Heresy: The Scripts

Anthology of audio drama scripts for The Horus Heresy

The Solar War

The Solar War

The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra

Truth and Dreams

Truth and Dreams

Part Two in the Award Winning Agent of the Throne audio drama series

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