The Adventures of Alan Shaw


“If you like adventure, fantasy or the Steampunk genre then Alan Shaw is a truly brilliant read.”

Dive into The Adventures of Alan Shaw, an epic steampunk adventure spanning five incredible tales from the author of Gothic Steampunk fable Greaveburn.

440 pages (102,500 words)

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For Alan Shaw, escaping the workhouse was only the beginning of the adventure.

For an orphan growing up alone on the streets of Victorian London, staying alive is a daily battle, filled with choices a child should never have to make.

This is Alan’s lot in life, until he is offered more money than he can imagine; enough to take him to the new world to begin a new life. He only has to complete one task; something that could bring the British Empire to its knees.

In a series of adventures that take him from sea to sky, from Brighton to Bombay, Alan grows up in a steam-driven era where Automatons walk the streets of London and dirigibles master the air.

Pitted against mad alchemists, tentacled submersibles, bomb-wielding saboteurs and the apocalyptic army of the Ordo Fenris, Alan has his work cut out for him. With a past as dark as his, who knows what Alan might grow up to be.


Beginning his career with short stories in 2008, Craig’s tales have graced the pages of the British Fantasy Society, among many others. He has managed to avoid winning a single award in this whole time and has decided to take that as an accolade in itself, whenever the tears stop falling.

He likes to think that his books are about real people who live in impossible worlds. Whether his books are Fantasy, Horror, Steampunk, or Sci-fi, Craig loves to go wherever the stories may take him.

You can learn more about Craig Hallam by visiting his author page here on the IQ website.

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Craig Hallam
Category: Steampunk
Release Date: September 2014

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-32-5
Pages: 440
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-33-2
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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Craig has a real knack for working out which sense to draw on to convey a scene quickly. Plots bound along at a cheerful pace, characters are always rounded enough to engage, disaster is narrowly avoided. If you want to balance wild escapism with the option of dwelling on the implications, Alan Shaw is a very good read.

Nimue Brown, author of Hopeless, Maine

Hallam puts so much into his writing and certainly produces entertaining and believable characters as well as thrilling plot lines. If you like adventure, fantasy or the Steampunk genre then Alan Shaw is a truly brilliant read.

Occasionally Adulting

the reader the option to be carried along by the roller-coaster of a plot, with all of its unexpected twists and turns, enchanted by all the elements which make up a good and eminently readable yarn. Alternatively, the book can also be experienced as thought-provoking. Hallam wisely leaves the choice up to you. I hope my enjoyment of this story shone through, and I recommend this read without reservations.


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