A. H. Johnstone

Independent author making the world a slightly weirder place, one book at a time… 

Available Titles

Charon Unguarded

Ra has finally worked out how to escape the mortal world. The only problem is that he can’t do it without help from the least reliable of gods – Loki.

Charon, a one-time Ferryman of the Underworld, is now the doorman of a ‘disused’ office block, and he’s onto Ra’s plan. If only the gods hadn’t lost that drunken bet all those centuries ago, things would be very different. For a start, Ragnarök wouldn’t be on its way.

Maybe Charon is the only one who’s noticed. It seems like he’s the only one to care, but can he do anything about it? He’s going to try, but there are others who might profit from the situation, and the last thing he needs is to be caught defying a direct order from the Fae to stay out of it.

Charon Unguarded is a whimsical, mythology-based fiction and the first book in the Ferryman Saga.

The Bet

Gods and Gambling just shouldn’t mix

Dionysus and Hermes’ ill-fated late-night swim ends in a drunken bet that puts everybody’s future in jeopardy. The outcome hangs on the choices made by one mortal emperor. Charon discovers a sense of independence and, caught in the fallout, attempts to limit the damage. But when the Fae Courts intervene, and Zeus finds his power threatened by a representation from middle management, Yahweh takes advantage of his old adversary’s lack of attention.Will Hermes and Dionysus make good on any of their promises? Will Zeus finally take his children in hand and stop them before they cost him everything? Most importantly, will anybody stick to the rules of the bet, without trying to twist them to their advantage?

Short stories and teasers.

Enthralled

A young woman tells the story of her journey, Into and out of slavery.

She began her life as a farmer in newly settled Iceland, but when her family farm is threatened by drought and debt, Æsa is forced to make a terrible choice.

Feeling the loss of her family she attempts to escape, but misfortune finds her again…

Bits and Bobs…

18 Days to Go!

The ARCs for the Bet will be out at some point today, and the Kindle edition is due to go out on the 29th. Reader reviews will be going on Goodreads over the next couple of weeks.

The 2nd edition of Charon Unguarded is now available in paperback!

All reviews are genuine. Click on the boxes to see for yourself.‘My friend, if the story is written against you, what you need to do is—’‘Change the story?’‘I was thinking more like hunt down the author and gut him in front of his family, but your plan works too.'...

Going off at a tangent… sort of.

It's been a while since my last post, but I have a good excuse. There has been a great deal going on in my non-writer life which has led to a little bit of burn out. Many of you know that I am a viking reenactor, and have recently had three full weekend events in a...

Nearly there!

Charon Unguarded The paperback version of the new edition of Charon Unguarded has been uploaded and a proof copy is on it's way to me as we speak! I can only apologise for the delay in the expected release. Formatting issues arose that took longer to fix than...

Writing Progress | 11th – 15th February 2019

Happy Friday! I've been busily trying to finish The Bet over the last couple of weeks so the blog has had to take a backseat. That said, I am still alive and haven't fallen to bits... yet.Writing Journal Title: The Bet Genre: Fantasy Chapter: 26 Problems and pitfalls:...

It’s nearly ready!

The paperback is nearly ready

Newsletters should be entertaining. Please discuss…

Apologies for the delay in posting last week, but I promise I have a good excuse.

Call-out for Beta Readers

On the look-out for beta-readers.

Writing Progress | 14th – 18th Jan 2019

Happy Friday! I promised to be better at updating my author blog. In the spirit of that, I have decided to keep readers up to date with my progress (and give myself a kick up the bum to actually do it). On Fridays, I'll be posting a break down of the progress of my...

ARC Etiquette

This post is primarily aimed at readers who are considering becoming an advanced/beta reader for an author or publisher, Experienced readers and Booktubers will already know this stuff. This isn't meant to be an exhaustive list of hard and fast rules that...