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Publication Order of Carrion City Books

with Richard Kadrey
The Dead Take the A Train (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gods and Monsters: Rupert Wong Books

Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Food of the Gods (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Supper Before Ragnarok (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Persons Non Grata Books

Hammers on Bone (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Song for Quiet (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The All-Consuming World (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Bearly a Lady (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
These Deathless Bones (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing But Blackened Teeth (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gods & Monsters Books

Unclean Spirits (By:Chuck Wendig) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mythbreaker (By:Stephen Blackmoore) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake Eyes (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of SEA Urban Anthologies Books

FLESH: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology (With: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vampire: The Masquerade Books

with CaitlinStarling, Genevieve Gornichec
Walk Among Us (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer Horror Books

with David Annandale, Paul Kane, , Joshua Reynolds, Peter McLean, , , , Rachel Harrison
Maledictions: A Horror Anthology (With: David Annandale,Paul Kane,,Joshua Reynolds,Peter McLean) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way Out (By:Rachel Harrison) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Night and Chain (By:David Annandale) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invocations (By:David Annandale) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anathemas (By:David Annandale) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deacon of Wounds (By:David Annandale) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Harrowed Paths (By:) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Clockwork Phoenix 5(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The True History of the Strange Brigade(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maledictions: A Horror Anthology(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Victory in Defiance(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voices in the Darkness(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Things Get Dark(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Body Shocks(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Cassandra Khaw is former Ubisoft Montrewal scriptwriter and award winning game writer. She made her name when she published the Locus and British Fantasy award winning novel “Hammers on Bone.”

As a child, reading was one of her favorite activities and she would spend much of her time reading while her parents worked. Once her parents realized she was a lover of books, they buried her in fairy tales and the occasional science books.

During this time, she read all manner of books and almost became a hypochondriac after reading a giant encyclopedia of medical ailments. She was always fond of old stuff with doom and death, blood and gore even though she also read a lot of the fluffy fairy tales too.

As for literature that was a huge influence, she cites Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey and the “Dragonlance” fairy tales.
As such, she grew up knowing that a story needs to have a formula to it even though this was flipped on its head by the signature punk nature of Butcher Bird, which would be the most significant influence on her later writing career.

It was when Cassandra Khaw was nine that she penned her first novel. Her mother was so proud that she visited the local bookstores asking if they would be willing to put it on their bookshelves if she brought them a printed copy. She was even willing to pay them to carry the story but she was politely told that was not how things worked.

The desire to become an author eventually faded and Khaw dreamed of becoming a forensic scientist even though her mother would have none of it. She would eventually study programming and practices web development and AI for a time.

But then a friend that was setting up a website for asked if she would be interested in writing some articles and she agreed. But her articles did not get any traction and she thought it was due to no one knowing who she was. Cassandra then pivoted to become a journalist which she did for five years before going into PR.

It was during this time that she tried writing a novel and ended up writing short stories. “Hammers on Bone,” her debut, was first published in 2016.

For Cassandra Khaw, horror is cathartic exercise, particularly since she had a very traumatic childhood. Moreover, the fact that her parents insisted that at seven years old she had to watch fiction such as “The Thing” by John Carpenter had made her connect in a bizarre way to the darker aspects of storytelling.
She used to have constant very vivid nightmares almost every night of childhood and young adulthood which she sometimes relives in her novels. As a child, she used to wake up in a cold sweat and scream her lungs out and caught herself several times trying to run out the door of her room.

Writing horror allows her to deal with what happened to her in childhood. When she writes, she feels like she is dragging pieces and bits of those dark images into the light where they cannot hurt her. She thus writes it to bring herself into a place of peace and quiet.

Good horror for Cassandra Khaw is not about cruelty or exploitation but rather something, which will seep into the skin lingering long after the tingles of the story. Taking several forms, her horror creates a sense of unease and sticks with you from the first page to the last.

Cassandra Khaw’s “Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef” is an exquisite story that introduces Rupert Wong. Rupert Wong who is a former triad soldier and sorcerer has been living a very complicated life. By night he is a pencil pusher for the “Ten Chinese Hells” and by day he makes human meals for a dynasty of ghouls.
But despite his efforts, he never has enough to get his restless ghost girlfriend and eater of human flesh passage from the reincarnation cycle or a new car. However, opportunity knocks on his door and he cannot let it pass.

Living in Kuala Lumpur where there are millions of darmed souls and the many deities tiptoe around each other, it is critical for one to tread carefully. Rupert finds himself about to be thrown right in by the Dragon King of the South.

The daughter of the ocean god and her husband have been killed and the only clue in the case are the bloody feathers from the Greek furies. This evidence, if found to be true, could spark a war between the deities and Rupert could find himself right in the middle of it.
Success will result in freedom, power and wealth but failure will result in ignominy or worse.

“Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth” by Cassandra Khaw is a novel that will hook you right from the fantastic opening and never lets go. The opening is Iron Chef-Styled cannibalistic competition after which Rupert finds himself relocated from his home town and on the run for his life.

He also has to serve the Greek god pantheon. Similar to the first novel in the series, we get treated to a significant dose of noir mystery musing that are interlaced with a backdrop of urban fantasy complete with reversals, double crosses and betrayals.

Despite Wong showing himself a coward, he soon shows some spine making him a crafty, witty and fun anti hero that seems to be much brainier than he first let on. With her second novel in the series, Khaw sees an opportunity to expand on the world building she started with her debut.
Khaw shows herself a very creative author as she crafts big budget action scenes and crafts wonderful visuals.

Cassandra Khaws last novel of the Gods & Monsters series “The Last Supper Before Ragnarok” opens to the imminent end of the world.
The only people who could stop the apocalypse are a motley crew that consists of chef Rupert who would rather be at home, the half son of the Devil and suburban father Cason, the deadly assassin and half lamia prophet Fitz and the personification of the Internet in Amanda.
But they are going up against an incomprehensible power while all they have is a prophecy.

The novel feels like a rewrite of American Gods by Neil Gaiman penned by Harlan Ellison and Clive Barker.

Khaw writes with a sense of fearlessness and dark supernatural menace of Clive Barker going as far as he can into the gore he needs for the telling of his story. It also comes with the precision, nuance and emotional weight we have come to expect from Ellison.

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