Priest of Bones optioned for television!

As Deadline announced today, Heyday Television have optioned Priest of Bones for a television adaptation in partnership with NBCUniversal International Studios. While selling an option and getting a show made are not necessarily the same thing, this is nonetheless fantastic news and I’m extremely pleased to be working with Tom Winchester and Jillian Share of Heyday Television on the project.

My most sincere thanks to my agents Jennie Goloboy at DMLA and Geoff Morley at UTA for putting together the opportunity.

British Fantasy Awards


I am absolutely delighted to say that Priest of Bones has been shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) in the 2019 British Fantasy Awards!

The awards are presented at FantasyCon in Glasgow, Scotland in October.

The complete list of nominees is:

The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline)
Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Orbit)
Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Green Man’s Heir, by Juliet E McKenna (Wizard’s Tower Press)
The Loosening Skin, by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher Books)

As you can see it’s a very strong group, so wish me luck!

Baphomet by Night

Something very cool happened today – my first ever story for Black Library was released!


Baphomet by Night is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and is an Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) military science fiction story, something very different to what I usually write!

You can check it out here:

I also wrote an introduction piece for the good folk at Warhammer Community, which you might find interesting:

I had a lot of fun writing this one, I hope you enjoy it.

The Emperor protects!