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Food of the Gods out now!

Gods! Gore! Great food! Yes, Cassandra Khaw’s Food of the Gods is out today, and we’re flippin’ delighted to see it out there in the wild.

Collecting Cass’s two Rupert Wong novellas in a gorgeous print package, Food of the Gods showcases the phenomenal talent of one of genre’s fastest rising stars. We love Cass, we love Rupert Wong, and we’re confident you will too!

“A gut-punch of a reading experience…amazing.” That’s what Publishers Weekly said in their starred review, and who are we to argue with that? Read on for more information, and click through the links at the bottom of the page to grab your copy!

Food of the Gods
By Cassandra Khaw

By day, Rupert Wong – former triad soldier and sorcerer turned chef – prepares delicious meals from human meat for a dynasty of powerful ghouls in Kuala Lumpur; by night, he’s a seneschal and arbitrator for the Ten Chinese Hells. It’s a living, if not much of one.

When Ao Qin – Dragon of the South, god of the seas – smashes in Rupert’s window and demands he investigate his daughter and her mortal husband’s murders, his peaceful (if not particularly comfortable) life comes to an end.

Caught up in a war between pantheons, shipped around the world, going toe-to-toe with Elder Gods From Outside Space And Time, and always taking the time to read the fine print, Rupert’s going to need all his wits and a lot of luck to survive.

Food of the Gods is out now!
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Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth out today!

Rejoice! For today is the day that Rupert Wong, Cassandra Khaw’s ever-troubled none-more-anti-hero returns in Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth.

This gloriously gory piece of deity-baiting brilliance continues the story of Rupert as he attempts to placate creatures from the realms beyond, cook human flesh, and, crucially, not be torn into small pieces. 

To celebrate the release of Rupert’s continuing tale of woe, Cass has written pieces for SciFiNow, SciFi Bulletin, and Civilian Reader.

Check out the links below to grab your copy now!

Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth it out now!
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Food of the Gods cover reveal

We flippin’ love Cassandra Khaw here at Abaddon. Quite apart from being hugely talented, she’s got the knack for creating the sort of characters we love – tricksy, whip-smart and up to their elbows in gore and trouble.

So it’s no great suprise that we’re collecting Cassandra’s Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef, her most awesome debut novella, along with forthcoming novella Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth into one eye-catching volume.

Food of the Gods is coming from Abaddon in May 2017, so keep your eyes peeled next spring. Until then, he’s a little about Rupert and the mess he’s got himself into…

Food of the Gods by Cassandra Khaw

By day, Rupert Wong – former triad soldier and sorcerer turned chef – prepares delicious meals from human meat for a dynasty of powerful ghouls in Kuala Lumpur; by night, he’s a seneschal and arbitrator for the Ten Chinese Hells. It’s a living, if not much of one.

When Ao Qin – Dragon of the South, god of the seas – smashes in Rupert’s window and demands he investigate his daughter and her mortal husband’s murders, his peaceful (if not particularly comfortable) life comes to an end.

Caught up in a war between pantheons, shipped around the world, going toe-to-toe with Elder Gods From Outside Space And Time, and always taking the time to read the fine print, Rupert’s going to need all his wits and a lot of luck to survive.

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Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef makes BSFA longlist

Comrades! To arms! Cassandra Khaw’s bleedin’ marvellous addition to the Gods & Monsters universe, Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef, has been longlisted for the BSFA Awards. 

Do you know what this means? DO YOU? It means, of course, that a brilliant up and coming author could win an honest to goodness award that is very much deserved. 

If you’re a member, you can head over to the BSFA and vote for Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef right… now! Go and do it, and sleep soundly knowing you’re a good human after all. We never doubted it for a second. 

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The Rebellion Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-Four

It is the night before Christmas. All is quiet on the North Pole. Elves shiver in trenches not one hundred yards apart. To aid morale, each leader authorises the distribution of the last reserves of mulled wine.

As midnight approaches, both sides begin singing carols. A lone loyalist elf, waving a wine-splattered napkin, clambers up the side of the trench and makes his way across No Elf’s Land. It’s Sergeant Merrymittens, a legend among elves on both sides.

A Rudolfite elf meets him, and the two exchange gifts. Soon, elves of both sides are meeting in No Elf’s Land. Old friendships are rekindled, chocolates are shared, and broken toys are found among the detritus and fixed.

All is laughter and singing and merriment. Then, a silence descends once more. Rudolf and Claus are here. The injured leaders, having seen their troops, have moved up to the front themselves. They walk towards each other, slowly, cautiously. They meet in the centre of No Elf’s Land, and then…

Rudolf and Santa both weep as they hug each other, both blaming themselves for the war, both calling out forgiveness.

‘Come,’ says Santa. ‘Let’s go and get hammered and figure this all out, once and for all. No more war!’

And so, the two walk hand in hoof back to the Claus Compound to the sound of elves chanting ‘No more war, no more war!’ They drink mulled wine and sherry and port late into the night, reminiscing and remembering the brave fallen elves on both sides. The Santa War is over, but it will never be forgotten…

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The big day is nearly here, and we’re celebrating by making some of our favourite titles of the year 99p. Yes, the three books that we picked from the submissions to Abaddon’s Open Submissions period are now only 99p each – that’s three first-rate novellas for less than £3! Madness!

The Lazarus Conundrum is now only 99p!
Buy now: UK|US

Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef is now only 99p!
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Midnight In The Garden Centre Of Good And Evil is now only 99p!
Buy now: UK|US

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Happy publication day Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef

Hey you! Fancy reading a superb debut novella by a brilliant author? Why are we even asking – of course you bloody well do. Which is convenient, as Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef, by the most excellent Cassandra Khaw, is out today.

But what’s it all about, eh? Let us hit you with a synopsis:

It’s not unusual to work two jobs in this day and age, but sorcerer and former triad soldier Rupert Wong’s life is more complicated than most. By day, he makes human hors d’oeuvres for a dynasty of ghouls; by night, he pushes pencils for the Ten Chinese Hells. Of course, it never seems to be enough to buy him a new car—or his restless, flesh-eating-ghost girlfriend passage from the reincarnation cycle—until opportunity comes smashing through his window.

In Kuala Lumpur, where deities from a handful of major faiths tip-toe around each other and damned souls number in the millions, it’s important to tread carefully. Now the Dragon King of the South wants to throw Rupert right in it. The ocean god’s daughter and her once-mortal husband have been murdered, leaving a single clue: bloodied feathers from the Greek furies. It’s a clue that could start a war between pantheons, and Rupert’s stuck in the middle. Success promises wealth, power and freedom, and failure… doesn’t.

Cassandra has been all over the internet talking about interesting things – you really should check out the following blogs:

It’s all really rather wonderful isn’t it? So you’d better go and buy the book now, hadn’t you?

Go, go, go!

Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef is out now!
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