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British Science Fiction and Fantasy author.

He created the following series:

As well as some stand alone books:

  • Drinking Midnight Wine
  • Shadows Fall

This writer provides examples of:

  • Angels, Devils, and Squid
  • Batman Cold Open: All three of the modern fantasy works have employed this.
  • Battle Couple:
  • Canon Welding: He's managed to tie in almost all of his own personal property without even resorting to parallel dimensions (though those do exist in his works).
  • Catch Phrase: In all three of his urban fantasy series, he uses variations on "Needs must, when the devil drives" and "Suddenly and messily." And when I say variations on the first one, he's gotten pretty damn creative. Also, he loves to have his characters to use their over-the-top reputations to intimidate their foes.
  • Designated Protagonist Syndrome: Not because they're uninteresting, just the supporting cast is more so. He frequently populates his worlds with colorful and over the top characters, taking a moment to give their backstories in an impressive way and then display them doing something awesome. His main characters tend to be powerful, but a little more grounded. As a side effect, often they're overshadowed by the lovable weirdos around them.
  • Deus Ex Machina: Frequent and unashamed.
  • Rule of Cool: done in all of his works
  • The World Is Always Doomed