C. L. Werner

C. L. Werner, a desert rat telling tales of fantasy and horror in worlds near and far.

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Exiled to the blazing wastes of Arizona for communing with ghastly Lovecraftian abominations, C L Werner strives to infect others with the grotesque images that infest his mind. He is the author of over thirty novels and novellas in settings ranging from Warhammer, Age of Sigmar, and Warhammer 40,000 to the Iron Kingdoms, Mantica, Beyond the Gates of Antares, and Wild West Exodus. He has also written 'The Get of Garm', an official story featuring Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane. Most recently he added the Marvel Universe to his chronicle of misdeeds with the prose novel The Sword of Surtur from Aconyte Books. His novella Himalayan Horror was featured in the Cryptid Clash series from 18th Wall Productions. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, among them Rage of the Behemoth, Sharkpunk, Kaiju Rising, A Grimoire of Eldritch Investigations Volume I, Edge of Sundown , Shakespeare vs Cthulhu, City of the Gods, Mech: Age of Steel, Crossbones & Crosses, Silver Screen Sleuths, Marching Time, and several issues of Tales from the Magician's Skull.

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The Howling Wind

Published Oct 31, 2020 · 3,979 words (15 minutes) · 269 views

Horror werewolf pulp

A trip to Transylvania after WWI leads a young Englishman to a horrifying encounter. The earliest of my stories still in my possession, dating from 1991. Offered here as an instructive example to aspiring writers.

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What the Shadows Hide

Published Oct 12, 2020 · 1,481 words (6 minutes) · 311 views

Horror pulp Necronomicon Asylum cthulhu

A patient in a sanitarium explains to his doctor his descent into madness after perusing the dread Necronomicon.

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The Final Voyage of I-167

Published Oct 8, 2020 · 6,944 words (26 minutes) · 35 views

Horror WWII Sharks submarine pulp

Lieutenant-Commander Tatsuhiko Asahara captains the submarine I-167 of the Imperial Japanese Navy against his nation's enemies in the Indian Ocean. Months of inactivity and frustration provoke the submariners to brutal excess and savagery when they capture a Dutch vessel, but retribution awaits them in the form of the shark-god Dakuwanga.

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Oceanic white tip shark.
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Himalayan Horror Chapter I

Published Oct 6, 2020 · 5,230 words (20 minutes) · 284 views

Horror WWII pulp Yeti Sample Chapter

In the late 1930s, an expedition dispatched by Nazi Germany enters the Himalayan Mountains. What is their mysterious objective and can they penetrate the icy peaks that are the domain of the Yeti?

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God’s Window

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Freethinker

Published Oct 5, 2020 · 7,257 words (27 minutes) · 253 views

Science Fiction reprint future dystopian

After the great Conflagration that brought an end to the Plastic Age, a citizen of the Progressors' Enlightenment discovers that the past isn't what he's been taught it was.

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Shini-tai

Published Oct 4, 2020 · 13,833 words (51 minutes) · 301 views

Fantasy reprint Samurai Ninja Shintaro Oba sumo Monsters

Demon-hunting samurai Shintaro Oba takes it upon himself to protect Sentoryu, a young wrestler ready to challenge the yokozuna. On the path to the sumo match, the entourage is beset by fearsome monsters and a murderous ninja determined to stop them.

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Memento Morbid

Published Sep 18, 2020 · 10,050 words (37 minutes) · 1 like · 407 views

Horror Mystery ghost pulp reprint Samurai Occult Detective

In 1950's Phoenix, Occult investigator Byron Flay struggles to solve a series of grisly murders that have a macabre connection to ancient evil and the battlefields of WWII.

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Me in the window!

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The Worm of Edo

Published Aug 30, 2020 · 3,869 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 324 views

Fantasy Horror Samurai cthulhu

A Cthulhu Mythos story set during the Tokogawa Shogunate, where the samurai Shoichi risks body and soul to rescue his friend Yokokawa from a fiendish cult.

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octopus captured by a phone

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Entombed in the Dawn

Published Aug 27, 2020 · 6,702 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 366 views

Horror Caveman vampire pulp

One of my early stories, written in the fashion of the old horror pulps, in which a team of anthropologists make a ghastly discovery in the backwaters of Transylvania.

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Between Clouds
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Blood of the Oni

Published Aug 19, 2020 · 8,089 words (30 minutes)

Fantasy Shintaro Oba Oni demon Samurai

Shintaro Oba seeks the demon that haunts Mohgami, but when he arrives in the village he finds its inhabitants ready to execute a young woman for witchcraft. Can he prevail against both the oni and the local lord's samurai?

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