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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Rage of the behemoth
Rage of the Behemoth: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure

By C. L. Werner

An anthology of fantasy tales pitting heroes against all manner of huge and monstrous creatures. This features the first of my stories with the demon-hunting samurai Shintaro Oba. In 'The Rotten Bones Rattle', Oba stumbles across a mountain haunted by a colossal skeleton that eats the heads of those who trespass on its domain: the gashadokuro.

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Age of sigmar lady of sorrows
Lady of Sorrows

By C. L. Werner

An Age of Sigmar novel. In the haunted realm of Shyish, civilization struggles to endure. One outpost of humanity is the Twinned Towns, but long has this city been plagued by the ghostly curse of Lady Olynder. When omens portend a way to finally break the cycle of death that hangs over the Twinned Towns a disparate band of heroes sets out to find the Veiled Prophet for guidance in breaking the ancient curse.

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Age of sigmar profits ruin
Profit's Ruin

By C. L. Werner

The second book in my Kharadron Overlords series. Brokrin Ullissonn and the crew of the Iron Dragon are compelled to seek out the legendary Profit's Ruin, an aerial Sargasso Sea that is reputed to be the graveyard of many lost sky-ships. While Brokrin adds new members to his crew, old enemies stir and what awaits him in the floating jungle is much different from what he expected to find.

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Age of sigmar beastgrave
Beastgrave

By C. L. Werner

An Age of Sigmar novel supporting Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave. In this novel, murderous visions fire the bloodthirsty ambitions of the beastman warchief Ghroth the Rootcutter. With a band of savage followers, Ghroth seeks the infamous mountain Beastgrave to claim the power waiting for him there. Trying to thwart Ghroth's plans, the branchwraith Kyra leads a small band of Sylvaneth dryads in pursuit of the beastmen.

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Crossbones and crosses
Crossbones & Crosses

By C. L. Werner

This anthology from Rogue Blades features crusaders and pirates in equal measure. My contribution to the proceedings is 'Devils from the Sea', which sees Shintaro Oba joining forces with a warrior-monk to destroy a crew of murderous pirates.

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Age of sigmar myths and revenants
Myths & Revenants

By C. L. Werner

An Age of Sigmar anthology featuring stories from many authors set across the Mortal Realms. My contributions are 'Shiprats', which finds Brokrin and the crew of the Iron Dragon contending with a vermin infestation, and 'A Deeper Shade' which has a Chaos sorcerer pitted against an aquatic monstrosity that stands between himself and his arcane ambitions.

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Age of sigmar the tainted heart
The Tainted Heart

By C. L. Werner

An Age of Sigmar novel in which two witch hunters from the Order of Sigmar are trying to stop a Chaos plague in the Realm of Chamon. Talorcan and Esselt find, however, that stopping the Chaos cult responsible is only the beginning of their problems. When faith and love are at odds, which does the heart choose?

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Age of sigmar gods and mortals
Gods and Mortals

By C. L. Werner

An Age of Sigmar anthology. My contributions to the collection are 'Gravesend Gold', in which Brokrin and the crew of the Iron Dragon may have made a mistake taking treasure from a wrecked sky-ship, and 'The Witch Takers', in which Talorcan and Esselt are hunting a vicious daemon across the deserts of Chamon.

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Inferno vol 2 number 2
Inferno! Volume 2

By C. L. Werner

The classic anthology magazine from Black Library returns in new, massive trade paperbacks. In this second volume of the series, I contribute a story. 'No Honour Among Vermin' sees skaven thief Fylch Tattertail and a gang of expert ratmen trying to steal a magic bell from a Chaos cult.

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Age of sigmar sacrosanct and other stories
Sacrosanct & Other Stories

By C. L. Werner

An Age of Sigmar anthology. In this collection, I provide the title novella, 'Sacrosanct'. Knight-Incantor Arnhault returns to lands eerily familiar to him to confront the spectral Shrouded King and end the wraith's reign. This collection also features my short stories 'Shiprats' and 'The Witch Takers'.

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