Nathan Hawke

A few thoughts on where heroes come from

Nathan Hawke burst onto the fantasy scene in 2013 with the publication of his first trilogy – three fast-paced, hard-hitting novels about Gallow, an honest man trying to do good in a world where no-one trusts or likes him. Heavy on the Viking influence, but with a pleasing spark of magic. The books got great […]

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Last year Gollancz published three short, brutal novels featuring Gallow, a fighter from a not-un-viking-like culture with a strong sense of justice and a big axe. Having decided to remain behind in the land he and his comrades invaded and ravaged, as the first book (GALLOW: THE CRIMSON SHIELD) begins he’s just about managed to […]

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Happy publication day to Gallow: Cold Redemption

Over the last couple of months we’ve been celebrating the launch of Nathan Hawke’s Gallow series with lots of brilliant extracts and short stories. Today marks the publication of the second book, Gallow: Cold Redemption, and if you’ve missed out you can catch up on all the other short stories and extracts here. Enjoy! 9 – […]

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Gallow: Cold Redemption extract

Last month we published Gallow: The Crimson Shield, and have been sharing some of Nathan Hawke’s short stories with you. Here we have an extract from Gallow: Cold Redemption, the second in the series which is out next week, and if you’ve missed the other brilliant short stories so far you can catch up here. Enjoy! 8 […]

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Friday Reads: Gallow (with competition!)

As you may know, we’ve recently published GALLOW: THE CRIMSON SHIELD in paperback original, the first of three fast-paced historical fantasies by Nathan Hawke. The second book, COLD REDEMPTION is out in a few weeks, and the last – for now – is out in September. The covers are kinetic and striking – we’ve tried something […]

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Happy publication day to Gallow: The Crimson Shield!

Today is publication day for the first Gallow book, The Crimson Shield, by Nathan Hawke. You’ll notice it on the shelves because it has no cover type, and because of the big bloke with the axe. We suggest not annoying him. Here is another short piece of Gallow fiction for you, and don’t forget our […]

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Nathan Hawke short story: The Screambreaker

This time next week we’ll be celebrating the publication of GALLOW: THE CRIMSON SHIELD; Nathan Hawke’s fast-paced fantasy novel. To whet your appetite and increase your anticipation just a little more, we have another short story from Nathan Hawke for you to sink your teeth into. If you’ve missed previous Gallow extended extracts, short stories and […]

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A Gallow short story from Nathan Hawke

Today we have, for your enjoyment, another piece of short Gallow fiction. Publishing in two weeks, GALLOW: THE CRIMSON SHIELD is a fast-paced and exhilarating new fantasy from Nathan Hawke. You can find the first part of this story on Nathan’s website. Click on ‘The Temple of the Fates’ to find it, and come back here […]

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Introducing Gallow and a Competition!

In July, Gollancz is delighted to be publishing the first Gallow book, THE CRIMSON SHIELD. Written by Nathan Hawke, a newcomer to the list, the Gallow books are fast-paced fantasy with a sharp edge. Gallow himself is a wonderful creation – a man adrift from his homeland and history, forced to live a quiet life, […]

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Gallow Cover Reveal

Gollancz are very pleased to be publishing the Gallow books by Nathan Hawke later this year. Three fast-paced, snappy novels featuring Viking-like warriors, of whom the titular Gallow is one, we think that these covers by Alejandro Colucci sum up the feel perfectly. Nearer the time we’ll be running extracts, exclusive short stories and more from this exciting new series, but for now feast your eyes on these.











Just in case you were wondering, this is exactly how they’ll appear in the shops – no titles, no author name, no quotes. Just Gallow.

Gallow: The Crimson Shield  is released on the 11th July 2013, with Gallow: Cold Redemption and Gallow: Last Bastion following in August and September respectively.

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