Before the Flood

Before the Flood

by John Houlihan


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"The Shape of Water wasn't a love story, it was a warning!"The year is 2034 and Britain is a drowning isle, after a cataclysmic wave destroyed her cities, killing millions, raising the sea level by 60 metres and changing the landscape forever.The Flood has brought Albion to her knees and now the Devils, a race of malevolent sea creatures, haunt her coasts as the human survivors retreat inland, struggling for their very existence. Mankind learns to fear the sea and avoid the water.When a mysterious island surfaces off the coast of Wales, a small team of British militia under the command of the war-weary veteran Sergeant Emma Stokes, is dispatched to investigate this new threat. But a chance meeting with the mysterious Major Seraph takes them on a dangerous odyssey through this drowned world, to the hidden fortress-city of Gwaelod, which seems to offer new hope in the battle against the creatures. Yet as humanity clutches on by its fingertips, who are the real enemies in this deadly flooded world?

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ISBN-13: 9781539686163
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/12/2016
Series: Seraph Chronicles , #4
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

John Houlihan has been a writer, journalist and broadcaster for over twenty five years, working in news, sport, videogames, and latterly roleplaying, board and fantasy games.

He has been worked for The Times, Sunday Times and Cricinfo, was PC editor at GameSpot and is a former editor-in-chief of Computer and Video He currently works as narrative designer of Achtung! Cthulhu for Modiphius and is editor-in-chief of Dragon+ the official Dungeons & Dragons digital magazine for Wizards of the Coast.
He writes the monthly sci-fi and fantasy book column Reading Matters for Geeky Monkey magazine.

His first novel was Tom or the Peepers' and Voyeurs' Handbook and more recently he has released The Trellborg Monstrosities, The Crystal Void and Tomb of the Aeons the first three volumes in the Seraph Chronicles. Trellborg reached #7 in the UK sci-fi and fantasy charts and Void and Aeons have both broken the top 100 Amazon sci-fi and fantasy works. His work is regularly awarded four and five star reviews, and he averages a shade under 4/5 on He also designed The Trellborg Monstrosities as an RPG scenario for Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds.

John has written The Cricket Dictionary, a humorous guide to the phrases and sayings of the greatest of all games and is editor of Dark Tales from the Secret War, a collection of short stories set in the Achtung! Cthulhu universe. He has also co-written the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish game and its first expansion Rise of the Black Sun as well as the Forest of Fear campaign storyline.

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