Outbreak London: released

Get Outbreak London, released on Amazon now.

1918, London.  The unthinkable has happened, zombies are loose in the city.

Away from the trenches and assigned to a training unit, can the leading British zombie expert prevail against the zombie outbreak?  Already questioning his abilities, will Alfie Marsh be able to survive his leave in London?

Outbreak London is the fifth book in the Royal Zombie Corps series is a unique addition to the zombie and alternative history genres. 

If you like action, history and zombies, you won’t be able to put down C. M. Harald’s Outbreak London.

Outbreak London: Release Date & Cover

Outbreak London: Release date

I’m delighted to announce the release date for the upcoming Outbreak London, book 5 in the Royal Zombie Corps series.  On Sunday 1st December, the book will launch on Amazon.

London, early 1918.  Zombies have arrived.  Will London survive?  Can Alfie Marsh restore order or will Britain be knocked out of the war?

This will be the first book in the Royal Zombie Corps series to be published since 2017.  The book is also the first to feature the cover art of the amazing Stuart Bache, who has created many excellent covers for writers including Stephen King, Mark Dawson and John le Carré.  

At over 40,000 words long, this new story is longer than the first four books in the series.  It continues the themes of zombies during World War One, but for the first time, the zombies are well away from the front lines.

New Book – Blood, Mud and Corpses

I’m just finalising the artwork on the new book, ‘Blood, Mud and Corpses’. The book should be released before the end of this month.  I’ll upload the cover sometime over the weekend.

Blood, Mud and Corpses’ is the first book in the Royal Zombie Corps series.  Book 2 is at the proofreading stage and book 3 is in final editing.  A teaser for the new book is below.

“No one knew when the endless bloodshed and grindingly futile toil of the trenches would ever end. Then a miracle came from a source totally removed from even the most fantastic of dreams.”

The series is set during the First World War, following a group of soldiers as they are conscripted into the British Army during 1916.  The brutality of the war becomes far greater during their first experience of combat as they stumble across something unexpected in no-man’s-land.

Teaser for work in progress – RZC

“The war had been going badly for the Allies. The great offensive on the Somme had been a disaster.

The casualty rates were horrific for both sides, one advancing into a hail of machine gun bullets, the other crushed under the weight of artillery.

The Battle of Arras was meant to be a turning point in the war. There were stories, rumours even, of strange events. Stories that circulated among us Tommies, of a phantom battalion that battered through a hail of machine-gun fire, falling upon the Germans within unheard of rage. They called them Tigers.”

Oliver Gill. Captain in the 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Interviewed post-war for an unpublished research paper on the Battle of Arras, 1917.

I’ve been working on a new story for the last few months. In fact, this work in progress comes from an idea I was playing with a year ago, partly inspired by a series of interviews with World War One veterans published by the BBC History Magazine. The teaser above, from this new book, is actually the opening section, a fictional aural history interview.

I’m just working through the first draft of the first story.  Provisionally the series has been titled RZC – wonder if anyone will work out what the initials stand for without any extra clues?  The story is clearly set during World War One, introducing a new group of characters and a secret weapon known as Tigers.  There are a variety of inspirations for this story, but I’ll keep them to myself for now or the teaser will give away too much.