New anthology, The Grimorium Verum, out now!

10444442_10203863182873654_6019641243044266284_nI am very happy to announce that a short story I wrote is being included in an exciting new anthology published by Western Legends Press.

The Grimorium Verum is a collection of 26 short stories in the dark fiction and horror genres, edited and compiled by Dean M. Drinkel. The original Grimorium Verum, or ‘The Grimoire of Truth, was an 18th century textbook of magic attributed to Alibeck the Egyptian and coveted by ‘The Great Beast’ Aleister Crowley for use in his Magick ceremonies. Taking this inspiration, twenty-six dark fiction authors from around the world each take a letter and use their unique voices to weave magical stories of horror and the fantastic.

The Grimorium Verum is the third instalment to Dean M Drinkel’s Tres Librorum Prohibitorum series. The story I contributed is called ‘Glana’s Basket’, and it is a dark fairytale-style fable about a young girl overthrowing a repressive regime in a strange, imaginary world.

Authors include: Christopher Beck, Adrian Chamberlin, Mike Chinn, Lily Childs, Anthony Cowin, Raven Dane, Chris Dougherty, Tim Dry, Jan Edwards, John Gilbert, D.T. Griffith, Amberle L. Husbands, Lisa Jenkins, Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet, Amelia Mangan, Tracie McBride, Justin Miles, Christine Morgan, Martin Roberts, Dan Russell, Sylvia Shults, Phil Sloman, Andrew Taylor, Tej Turner, Mark West, and Barbie Wilde.

Available: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kindle US, Kindle UK.

Published by Tej Turner

Tej Turner is a writer of fantasy and science fiction. His debut novel The Janus Cycle was published by Elsewhen Press in 2015 and its sequel Dinnusos Rises was released in 2017. Both of them were described as ‘gritty and surreal urban fantasy’. He has also had short stories published in various anthologies. He has since branched off into writing epic fantasy with a novel called Bloodsworn published in early 2021. The first in his ‘Avatars of Ruin’ series. Tej Turner has spent much of his life on the move and does not have any particular place he calls ‘home’. For a large period of his childhood, he dwelt within the Westcountry of England, and he then moved to rural Wales to study Creative Writing and Film at Trinity College in Carmarthen, followed by a master’s degree at The University of Wales Lampeter. After completing his studies, he moved to Cardiff, where he works as a chef by day and writes by moonlight. He is also an intermittent traveller who every now and then straps on a backpack and flies off to another part of the world to go on an adventure. So far, he has clocked two years in Asia and a year in South America. He hopes to go on more and has his sights set on Central America next. When he travels, he takes a particular interest in historic sites, jungles, wildlife, native cultures, and mountains. He also spent some time volunteering at the Merazonia Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Ecuador, a place he hopes to return to someday.

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