Hello there,

I’m James Bennett and this is the new blog I’ve thrown together to make a home for all things related to the Ben Garston series. The inaugural volume ‘Chasing Embers’ come out from Orbit Books on the 8th September 2016. I’ll be posting all manner of trinkets here, inspirations for the series from snippets of stories to old myths to occult musings to artwork to random thoughts about writing. Please feel welcome to join me.


Behind every myth there is a spark of truth …There’s nothing special about Ben Garston. Or so he’d have you believe. He won’t tell you, for instance, that he’s also known as Red Ben. Or that the world of myth and legend is more real than you think.Because it’s his job to keep all that a secret.But now a centuries-old rivalry has resurfaced, and the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered.

Something is hiding in the heart of the city - and it’s about to be unleashed. 

‘A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity, Chasing Embers will have you cheering for dragons over humans and loving every minute of it’ - Kevin Hearne

    Dragon Love by firatsolhan (Deviant Art)