Mike Brooks is the author of The God-King Chronicles epic fantasy series, the Keiko series of grimy space-opera novels, and various works for Games Workshop’s Black Library imprint including RITES OF PASSAGE and BRUTAL KUNNIN. He was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, and moved to Nottingham to go to university when he was eighteen, where he still lives with his wife, cats, and snakes. He worked in the homelessness sector for fifteen years before going full-time as an author, plays guitar and sings in a punk band, and DJs wherever anyone will tolerate him. He is queer, and partially deaf (no, that occurred naturally, and a long time before the punk band).
– Stephen Baxter, , International bestselling author of The Long Earth with Terry Pratchett, and Proxima
Brooks has concocted a space opera full of fast talk, action, and gratuitous violence. Brooks delivers a old-fashioned space Western peopled with likable, flawed characters who gallop across an entertaining page-turner.
– Kirkus Reviews, March 31st, 2016
Brooks turns in an enjoyable adventure that has all of the fast action and clever dialog fans of the genre look for, with well-drawn secondary characters who also have moments to shine. Suggest this debut to enthusiasts of caper plots and stories such as Chris Wooding’s Ketty Jay novels, and, of course, Firefly.
– Library Journal, April 15th, 2016
""Dark Run is a fun novel."
"Dark Run deserves to be this year's break out. A space opera in the rollicking tradition of Timothy Zahn, John Scalzi, James S.A. Corey, C.J. Cherryh."
– Andrew Liptak, B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
"[Dark Run] doesn’t disappoint. With its fast moving action, wise-cracking dialogue and wry humour."
– SFF World
"Dark Run is a fast paced smuggler story that delivers all the crooked and devious action you could ask for."