April 17, 2020

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Five years ago I...
It's good. I'm super proud of it. It's called Monstre (a two books series). And it's finally here.

Elevator pitch: Imagine World War Z, Pitch Black and Edge of Tomorrow had a three-way.

Genres: Sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, military, dystopian, horror.

Back cover blurb:



Day 0. From the wreckage of a research facility in Switzerland, a plume of toxic smoke and ash pours into the sky, forming an impenetrable cloud that is slowly smothering the world in darkness. As Europe disappears beneath the Cloud, a squad of United States marines are sent on a desperate mission to find out what went wrong, and how to undo it before it’s too late. Venturing into a cold, dark world, the marines must travel deep under the Cloud, with no comms, no backup, and no idea of what they will face.

Day 89. Half a world away, the Cloud has reached the East Coast of the US. With nowhere to run and no hope of survival, the American people have descended into madness, turning on themselves and each other. From the sidelines, an old Tennessee sheriff watches as his country unravels. But he can’t bring himself to take the easy way out. Quitting isn’t in his DNA. So when one of his deputies asks him to help protect her family, he leads them west, chasing a miracle—a rumor of an old nuclear bunker that just may be their only hope for survival. Because if the Cloud doesn’t kill them, what’s hiding in the dark will.


Check out the cover art below, some concept art created by a handful of the amazing artist I've worked with (more HD art on my website), and a few excerpts from the story to get an idea of my style.
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Check out my website for more info on the book, world, art and artists:


Please support the Kickstarter (already >50% funded in < 2 days), even if it's only to share it / pass it on to anyone you know who likes the genre, or for yourself, if you want to pick up a sick limited edition print copy before the September retail release:



Cover artist: http://www.fionadarwin.com/

Cover designer: March D'Altilia - https://twitter.com/march_south
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Four excerpts from the book (for the interested / quarantined / boredinthehouseinthehousebored / those who like free stuff) to get a taste of my style:

Excerpt I - https://www.duncanswan.me/portfolio/monstre-volume-one-excerpt-i/

Excerpt II - https://www.duncanswan.me/portfolio/monstre-volume-one-excerpt-ii/

Excerpt II - https://www.duncanswan.me/portfolio/monstre-volume-one-excerpt-iii/

Excerpt IV - https://www.duncanswan.me/portfolio/monstre-volume-one-excerpt-iv/


Cover artist / designer: Eileen Steinbach - https://www.sg-posters.com/
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Artist: Chris Cold - https://www.instagram.com/talesofthedamned/
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Artist: Markus Lovadina - https://www.artstation.com/malo
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Artist: Laurie Greasley - https://www.instagram.com/lauriegreasley/?hl=en
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Artist: Leo Haslam - https://www.artstation.com/leo

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