Old Haunts (Alan Shaw: Volume 2)


“Full of adventure, comedy, fiendish machines, dire plots and desperate heroism”

Alan Shaw’s life as a privateer has never been easy, but it hasn’t dulled his sense of humour, at least. For the most part, in any case.

If you enjoyed The Adventures of Alan Shaw: Volume 1, you’re sure to devour Old Haunts, the second instalment in this thrilling steampunk series.

316 pages (72,000 words)

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Alan Shaw is at it again.

From homeless urchin to world-class adventurer, Alan has tackled magic, myths and machines, lost love and made one fatal mistake. In an effort to come to terms with what he has done, Alan heads into the East and disappears from the world.

His new partner, the loyal and straight-talking pilot, Merry, might just bring him out of his darkness. Or maybe Alan’s curse will take them both to places from which they can never return.

Ancient dangers return to smother the world in sand, the demonic cult leader Volkert rises again, and Alan’s past will come back to deliver a haymaker. But those are the least of his worries because, on the streets of London, Mister Slay is leaving a wake of fear and blood, daring Alan to return home.

With his life as a Privateer taking him from China to Chicago, Egypt to the East End, the danger and wry wit keeps coming in this much-anticipated sequel to a Steampunk epic adventure.


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: March 2018

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-71-4
Pages: 316
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-72-1
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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It was just too good to put down, and I wanted to know what happened next… then it did the unthinkable and crossed the threshold of the bedroom door and damn the blue light… Which is, as I said, a rare thing indeed. As reviews go, ‘it was so good I read it in bed’ may seem a little light. Indeed it may appear scant recommendation. But it was, it is, and even if you have not read the first novel, you should read the second (but seriously read the first one first).

Mark Hayes, author of A Scar of Avarice

Old Haunts is full of adventure, comedy, fiendish machines, dire plots and desperate heroism, with a charming side-order of subverting the action tropes. An excellent read.

Nimue Brown, author of Hopeless, Maine

Alan’s adventures – and Craig’s writing – go from strength to strength in this volume, and the situations our hero is thrown into grow progressively stranger. The narrative’s grip on me continues unabated, and I’m excited to see how the third book is going to turn out! Thank you, Craig, for another corker of a book!

Mark Cooper, Verified Amazon Reviewer

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