Phil Williams was born in the commuter-belt of Hertfordshire, where he learnt to escape a comfortable life through sinister fantasy fiction. He has worked as an English teacher, a copywriter, a media researcher and a start-up executive, and continues to offer services in writing, editing and tutoring. He has lived and worked in Prague, Moscow and the Abu Dhabi desert, though ultimately settled for a quiet seaside town in the UK. Phil now resides in Worthing with his wife and his unimaginably fluffy dog, Herbert. He is currently working on 3 novel series.
The Estalia series began with Wixon’s Day, in 2012, the first full-length novel Phil published, following apathetic boatman Marquos as he is drawn into a war that uncovers truths about the forgotten history of his desolate world. The post-apocalyptic landscape of Estalia is shrouded in cloud and populated by an anarchistic society struggling to rebuild. Its reconstructed steampunk technology and distorted traditions offer hints of a long-lost civilisation, though to unravel the mysteries the population must first overcome their internal power struggles.
The Ordshaw series is a series of urban fantasy thrillers set in and around the UK city of Ordshaw – a metropolis where vile creatures threaten to unsettle all we know of the world. The Pax Kuranes novels fully explore the city of Ordshaw, as a reclusive young gambler discovers a hidden labyrinth under her city and is drawn into a centuries-old war between humans, monsters and diminutive fairies.
The Faergrowe Free State series follows a group of mercenaries in a near-future world laid to waste by a global war. With food scarce and countries replaced by city-states, it’s every person for themselves, with very few striving to restore peace and order. The stories focus on English mercenary Scullion and his irreverent involvement in the rise of a new world order. The series currently features a Christmas-themed novella, A Most Apocalyptic Christmas, and Scullion is set to return to dispense his own manner of loutish justice in the first Faergrowe novel, The Worst Survive.