Christopher Nuttall


Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author, he has published nine novels (so far) through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and Smashwords. The Royal Sorceress is his first novel to be professionally published. Chris is currently living in Borneo with his wife, muse, and critic Aisha.

Christopher’s steampunk fantasy alternate history novel, The Royal Sorceress, was published by Elsewhen Press in a digital edition on 6th October 2012 and will be published in paperback on 4th February 2013.

His fantasy novel, Bookworm, will be published by Elsewhen Press in 2013.

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No Worse Enemy
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 143,080. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Empire is gone. What will take it's place?
Guardian Glass
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 122,720. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Fourteen years ago, the gateway to Faerie opened and the denizens spilled forth into our world, fleeing a war that was destroying their world. The Faerie, Elves, Imps, Goblins, Vampires, Werewolves, Dragons and thousands of other supernatural creatures infested our world, struggling to co-exist with humanity. And they brought back the magic. It’s not a sane world any longer...
Storming Heaven
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 145,430. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A thousand years ago, the enigmatic Killers destroyed Earth, leaving only a handful of humans in surviving space-based habitats to rebuild as best as they could. Now, the human race has spread through countless star systems, but remains hopelessly inferior to the Killers. The god-like aliens are systematically driving humanity to the verge of extinction...unless they can find a way to fight back
The Cross-Time Road Trip
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 89,050. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jumping through the timelines, with no way home...
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 145,310. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
We are not alone… Earth - today, we go about our everyday business. Tomorrow, it doesn't matter: The Invaders from Space have arrived. And for all the worst reasons... Humanity is about to be brought face to face with the most dangerous enemy it has ever faced...
The Yeomen of England
Price: Free! Words: 123,170. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
A Novel Set in John Ringo's Posleen Universe.
Patriotic Treason
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 125,080. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Why doth treason never prosper? Because if it prosper, none dare call it treason. A thrilling milSF story set in a dark grim future...

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  • The Kildaran on Dec. 07, 2012

    The Kildaran -Adam Gaffen and Richard Evans, based on a universe by John Ringo It is rather curious that while I normally like John Ringo’s writing, Ghost was the only book of his that I couldn't really get into. By around CH7 of the first part of the novel, my sense of the absurd was overpowering my suspension of disbelief and I gave up. But then I read Book Two and found myself hooked. The Paladin of Shadows series is politically incorrect, strongly short, very much like James Bond. Mike Harmon, former SEAL, is just what every man wants to be. The series is set in an alternate universe of sorts, where a tribe of families – the Kilder – live in a mountain settlement in Georgia (the country, not the state). In Book Two, Mike accidentally becomes their leader and starts training them up as proper warriors. This expands rapidly through the next three books, with the families eventually serving as a Special Operations force closely allied to the US military, battling terrorists, insurgents, criminals...and saving the world on more than one occasion. John doesn’t sugar-coat anything; the villains are very evil, the barbaric habits and customs of certain cultures are illustrated, along with the result of criminal activities like drug trafficking and sexual slavery. Part of the charm of the series lies in the Kilder themselves. At first, they appear to be just another tribe in a barbaric and deeply corrupt country. As the series continues to expand, however, they reveal surprising depths – and their origins, drawn from a lost tribe of Vikings. (This isn't entirely impossible. There are suggestions that Romans, captured in Persia, eventually ended up in China.) Some of their customs are thoroughly odd, but just right to appeal to the readers. One example is a form of ‘bride price,’ with the bride selling her virginity to Mike for her dowry. And even that has deeper implications... One of the most important characters in the series is Katrina, a young girl who Mike rescued right back at the start of Book Two. Unsurprisingly, she fell in love with him; surprisingly, Mike didn't move in on her at once. Katrina set her sights on becoming the Kildaran, the wife of the KIldar, and was working towards it when John Ringo put the series on hiatus. Adam Gaffen and Richard Evens, however, have continued the series with The Kildaran. With Mike settling into a kind of domestic life in the village, complete with harem, Katrina finally makes her move, convincing him to marry her. In the meantime – because it wouldn't be the same without a B-Plot – several nukes have gone missing in Russia and one of them might be on the way to the village. Another seems to be heading for Moscow...which is a problem, because Mike and Putin have clashed once before and Putin wants him dead. As Mike allows his relationship with Katrina to grow and develop, the teams scramble to hunt down the nukes before they can be deployed, unaware that a deadly shadow from the past has returned to take revenge on Mike – and one of his most trusted allies. I wrote two books set in one of John Ringo’s universes, but Adam and Richard took on a much harder task, using John Ringo’s characters. I can offer no higher praise than to say that all of the characters sound right, very much like their original versions. Even the ones who have grown up over the novel (and previous books) show very definite links to the past, particularly Katya. It is a rare fan fiction writer who manages to mimic the original style so well, but this book definitely succeeds. Like the books written by John Ringo in this universe, the novel is delightfully and outrageously over the top. Beautiful women, cool gadgets, villains who thoroughly deserve every bad thing that happens to them, a complete lack of political correctness... What more do you want? The Kildaran can be downloaded for free from Or you can visit the author’s blog - And you can download the first five books from