The Boxman series kicks off with the explosive horror; Don’t Let the Minchman in. Described as a “Homage to Stephen King” by national press, the story follows former journalist Jon Deacon who heads to a dilapidated hotel in North East England to resolve a public affairs problem. Deacon, running from his own nightmares, needs to cover up the arrival of a housemaid that disappeared in the eighties. As the impossible becomes a reality for Deacon, he discovers the return of something far more sinister – The Minchman.
Book two, Samuel, the Adjacent is an epically dark sci-fi adventure following Samuel Snainton, an officer with the deadly unit of the Adjacents. Chasing down the infamous criminal Fredrik Su, Samuel comes face to face with the terrifying truth about his world, and his lawless counterpart. *Release date December 2016
Selah is a hard-hitting fantasy based in an ancient realm struggling to co-exist with an unwanted priesthood. It is a gritty adventure with wonderful overtones of John Wyndham, C.S Lewis, Tolkien and H.G Wells. Selah delivers an epic storyline written at a pace that sets the book apart in the genre of fantasy/sci fi. Selah follows the footsteps of one man who has entered a world of which he has no recollection. In his search for clarity, history and identity, the man uncovers a horrible truth about the realm that he begins to defend. As a corrupted priesthood holds the lives of an entire generation in the balance, a rebellion of colossal proportion is about to begin. The book delivers run-ins with giants, magical creatures and dark realms, and has been described as ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Narnias’. Get your copy of Alex Willmott’s blinding debut novel at Amazon Selah can be read on the Kindle, iPhone, Android, PC or Mac.
Willmott juxtaposes a dystopian world crippled by loss and misery with a utopian paradise before smashing the barriers between them as he explores the power of faith, hope and love. What begins as a story reminiscent of those told to children in scripture lessons at Sunday school sees Willmott nod to Lewis and Tolkien as often as he does to Labyrinth, The Neverending Story and Star Wars as his tale morphs into a high-octane Aesop’s Fable, with enough zest to catch the attention of the most dedicated non-believer. I have no doubt that in ten years the creatures that have been transported from Willmott’s mind onto the written page will be as recognisable as Elves, Orcs and Fauns. Reading Selah is like being dropped in the middle of a Salvador Dali painting, but once you find your way out, a wave of enlightenment will wash over you and leave you asking for more.
– Award Winning Journalist Jon Livesey
Willmott plunges his reader into a dark, mysterious world, which he brings to life with vivid description. His fast-moving plot leaves little time to draw breath. The narrative climaxes in an epic battle on which the fate of this apparently mythical place hangs. However, there is a dramatic twist, which makes this adventure very real.
– The Press Association Reporter Rob Barnett
As an author I get hundreds of requests to write the foreword to a new piece of fiction. It is something I almost always refuse. But, this book was different. The voice within it spoke to me so I could not refuse. I had to do something to encourage others to read it and be changed by it. Often with stories we read them with one foot in the book and the other in the world. Even the best novels don’t totally suspend our disbelief. Selah has the great sensation that it is not just a novel but the impartation of some hidden truth. There has been much said about fiction over recent years. It is as if everyone is awaiting the next big thing in publishing. The truth is that special books don’t come around very often. Most authors try to follow the fashion of the time. There is a veritable glut of people following the flock to be the next you-know-who or she-who-cannot-be-named. What fascinated me about Selah is that it is so different. The writing is very bold and brave as it is out of sync with the heartbeat of the world and yet that is what makes it so special and so readable. I hope that like me you will find yourself lost in an adventure that makes you feel as if you are involved yourself in the action. The world you are about to enter is different to say the least, but I am sure that some of the characters will be loved and others hated. You will be drawn in to a world of mystery and suspense where you are never quite sure who to trust. One thing is, you will find yourself not wanting to stop turning the pages and finding the truth. That is the wonder of this story. That is what makes it so easy to pick up and so hard to put down. GP Taylor – New York Times best selling author of Shadowmancer and upcoming film Mariah Mundi.