Thursday, December 4, 2014

Some zombie fiction for your holiday season

It seems this little blog has been neglected for some time. Here's a little novel that I just released for the Kindle. Grab it for $2.99 if you feel the need from some chaotic zombie entertainment. If you're a friend or family member, you may just find yourself somewhere in this story.

It became a quiet Earth. You didn't want them to hear you, the Undead. Something in the reanimation process increased the sensitivity of the auditory nerves. They could literally hear you from miles away. Even the animals grew hauntingly silent, no birds called, no dogs barked.
Silence became survival.
We've all seen the classic zombie movie; slow-moving reanimated corpses that could be killed with a shot to the head. Destroy the brain and the zombie goes bye-bye.
This wasn't it.
Because these things could not be killed. Ever. Shots to the brain didn't work. Even if you dismembered them, their parts would continue to move indefinitely. Burning them beyond recognition seemed the only way to put them to a final end.
So how did it start, this rising of the dead?
Most believe this condition stemmed from the use of chemical weapons. In 2017, the US attacked North Korea after it was proven that nuclear missiles were being developed and near to completion. Weeks of discussion between the two countries amounted to nothing, with North Korea's leaders still blinded by their ancient beliefs. They would be controlled by no one.
The United States, assuming their role as the World Police and with the support of many of their allies, laid the place to waste. Officially they only used conventional bombs. Most believed this to be bullshit.
Pyongyang, its capital and largest city was hit first and within thirty minutes every living thing for hundreds of miles lie dead. Nearly twenty-eight million people.
North Korea's government practiced Songun, believing that their military was the supreme repository of power within their country. The military's importance far outweighed all other facets of their society. Thus there would be no surrender.
According to conspiracy theorists, other cities were bombed with the chemical agent, a crimson powder converted to aerosol called DDR, now known as Drop-dead Red. Its exact chemical structure was classified, but it appeared to be a more advanced version of mustard gas. Previously untested.
Death from above didn't last long.
Sixty-three days later and the first reanimated corpse crossed the border into South Korea. It was assumed that the thing had killed the guards that stood watch at every entry point and turned them as well. When first sighted, the creature was several miles into South Korea and had a following of dozens more undead.
Days later and the same event happened on the boundary of China.
The Western world knew nothing of these things until someone in Asia uploaded a video to Youtube. At first believed to be an elaborate hoax, more and more footage appeared, proving that this was real.
International flight was halted, but it was too late. 

Thank you,


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Benedict Martin releases Finding Demons for the Kindle!

In 2011, Benedict Martin released his novel Escaping Entry, which I read and loved. Ben has now completely rewritten it as there were aspects of it that he was unhappy with. The new title, as you can see below, is Finding Demons. The Kindle ebook is only 99cents right now. You should really hop over to Amazon and get this story on your Kindle. 

Here is the description straight from the Amazon page:

  For seventeen-year-old William Stun, ghost town inhabitant and blossoming artist, life is an exercise in boredom. That all changes when an eccentric nobleman named Harold hires him to be his personal photographer. But there is more to Harold than meets the eye, and when William discovers his job requires taking photographs of his employer killing monsters, it isn’t long before he begins pining for the eerie quiet of home.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Horror novel by William Kenney

Many of you are familiar with my fantasy novels. Up to this point, the work that I have published has been written for general audiences - no harsh language, no sex, etc. My new novel, Ingheist, is not. This novel, were it a film, would be rated R. Please be aware of this when you consider purchasing Ingheist. This is an adult horror novel, with adult situations.

It is currently available for the Kindle. I hope you all enjoy it.

Thank you,


Sunday, April 20, 2014

The complete In the Shadow of the Black Sun

So here it is, my friends. All 3 books of the trilogy have been collected into 1 ebook and now include illustrations by yours truly. The fully painted covers are included at the beginning of each individual book. This has truly been a labor of love for me and it feels very satisfying to have finished the story (so far). Readers have already asked if the story would continue. It's always possible, however right now I'll be taking a break from the fantasy genre. I am finishing a horror novel at the moment. It's very close to complete, then we'll see what bubbles up from my mind. I've always had more ideas than I knew what to do with.

To download the complete trilogy for the Kindle, click here: In the Shadow of the Black Sun: The Complete Trilogy at Amazon US.

Amazon UK readers click here: In the Shadow of the Black Sun: The Complete Trilogy at Amazon UK.

Also available through Smashwords in all other formats: In the Shadow of the Black Sun: The Complete Trilogy at Smashwords.

I want to thank you all very much for your support as always. For now I return to Elfwhere and scribble notes for future tales.

Walk with the Wind,


Friday, March 21, 2014

Wake The Dead Free This Saturday!

Wake the Dead is live on AMAZON and exclusively available through the KDP Select program. It will be going FREE this Saturday, 3/22/14 all day! I hope you enjoy it and if you happen to download a free copy, PLEASE try to leave a review!

(Again, this book is intended only for mature audiences)

When Alex's idyllic life becomes hell on earth in the face of a zombie apocalypse, his survival skills keep him one step ahead of danger. With the companionship of a lone wolf, Alex begins to accept this cruel existence, struggling at times to keep a moral compass, and setting out on a new quest of hope where he not only wants to survive, but also seeks to thrive in a world besieged by the living dead.


All Artwork and covers of my works by William J. Kenney & Carlos Cara

All maps, names and content copyright Ashenclaw Studios 2014 unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


I have taken the great plunge into Smashwords and all of my books can be found there now. Soon enough they will flow out to Sony, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, etc.

And the cool thing, is that WOTHLONDIA RISING IS NOW FREE! Indefinitely!

Yes, the anthology of short stories that introduces you to my world, its history, my protagonists, having them face off against demons, undead monstrosities, giants, ogres, rogues and blood rot zombies, is available to you for free!

I feel that if you give these a read, you will have a rather intimate knowledge of both the world, the characters and their motivations. And when they come together in Covenant of the Faceless Knights, you will have met them already, establishing a rapport as they move along on their quests. It makes for a natural and organic transition into the first novel, I believe.

I have also placed samples at WattPad , including the entire Wothlondia Rising book, if you prefer reading it there.
So, when you finish with WOTHLONDIA RISING, feel free to check out my books on Smashwords. or click the links on the right side of my page to check out the kindle versions. If you haven't indulged yourself in them yet, they would make a great gift for any lover of epic/high fantasy with character-driven action.

Enjoy and have a great holiday!

Monday, July 29, 2013


Hey everyone,
Here's a bit of news for you. I am currently finishing up the cover artwork for my short story Shadewraiths over Pandaria. This story was originally published in the Skulldust Circle anthology book called A Gathering of Dust. Now it will be available on its own. The tale takes place roughly 40 years before Book 1 of In the Shadow of the Black Sun. Within this story we discover the truth behind the character Trune. Were all of his wild claims lies? Most think of him as the town drunk. Was that always the case? You'll never know unless you read it.
I highly recommend that you read A Dream of Storms before delving into Shadewraiths. The settings and circumstances of the story are developed within A Dream of Storms and many of the characters/places that are referred to assume that you have encountered them before. Most of all, I hope you enjoy this peek into the past and how I have fleshed out Trune's history. 
In regards to Book 3 of In the Shadow of the Black Sun (currently entitled Mournenhile), I have written 176 pages of the novel and it's moving along nicely. I can't really say how soon I will finish or how long the actual book will be, but it very well may complete the series. We shall see if  I can get everything in there that I want. 
If not......
Walk with the Wind,