« »

The Maleficent Seven

When you are all out of heroes, all that’s left are the villains…

“Like Kings of the Wyld smooshed together with Suicide Squad into a glorious, gory, sweary melee.”
– Rob J Hayes, author of The Ties that Bind series

File Under: Fantasy [ Heroes or Horrors? | Flames and Faith | Blood and Guts | Hell Demons ]

Buy the ebook version now – only £4.99
Available on August 10, 2021.
SKU: AR9780857669094

Black Herran was a dread demonologist, and the most ruthless general in all Essoran. She assembled the six most fearsome warriors to captain her armies: a necromancer, a vampire lord, a demigod, an orcish warleader, a pirate queen, and a twisted alchemist. Together they brought the whole continent to its knees… Until the day she abandoned her army, on the eve of total victory.

40 years later, she must bring her former captains back together for one final stand, in the small town of Tarnbrooke – the last bastion against a fanatical new enemy tearing through the land, intent on finishing the job Black Herran started years before.

Seven bloodthirsty monsters. One town. Their last hope.

Release Date



10th August 2021 | 9780857669094 | epub & mobi | £4.99/$6.99/$7.99

US Print

10th August 2021 | 9780857669087 | Trade Paperback | $15.99/$17.99

UK Print

10th August 2021 | 9780857669087 | Paperback | £10.99

“There’s never a lull in the action, and the mismatched group provides plenty of fun, with high tension and biting arguments between the over-the-top characters keeping the pages turning… fans of grimdark fantasy will find plenty to enjoy.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Coarse, crude, bloody, brutal, and utterly over-the-top…A go-big-or-go-home delight.”
– Locus

“Visceral and gripping fantasy, horribly and hugely enjoyable.”
– Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives

“Cameron Johnston is an exciting new voice in fantasy. His writing has a dark sense of humour and his debut is bursting with imagination and wonders. Fantastic stuff!”
– Stephen Aryan, author of the Age of Darkness trilogy

“Like Kings of the Wyld smooshed together with Suicide Squad into a glorious, gory, sweary melee.”
– Rob J Hayes, author of The Ties That Bind series

“Johnston has flipped the magnificent seven samurai trope on its head in this snarky romp of a tale. Packed with heart and humour, The Maleficent Seven is dark, bloody, and the most fun I’ve had in ages.”
– Devin Madson, author of We Ride the Storm

Cameron Johnston is the British Fantasy Award and Dragon Awards nominated author of dark fantasy novels The Traitor God and God of Broken Things. He is a swordsman, a gamer, and an enthusiast of archaeology, history and mythology. He loves exploring ancient sites and camping out under the stars by a roaring fire.

More information about the author