Oakfield Launches With 5-Star Reviews

This is my most important book to date

Oakfield new near-future horror novel by David J Rodger one of his best sci fi books with Cthulhu Mythos

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Oakfield is my 9th novel and took 25 years to write. This book is important. Probably the most important book I have produced to date.  Because it represents the first in the series. Because it is my beginning, as an author, and in some way it represents an end (of this phase).

It has launched with a bunch of excellent 5-star reviews from early-readers. Here’s a sample:

Oakfield by David J Rodger is an amazing and engrossing read. Annabella Spaulding, her husband and her two brothers travel to Cornwall with a business partner/accountant friend to appraise and possibly sell their deceased grandfather’s house, which Annabella has unexpectedly inherited. The house is in an isolated position and holds a locked basement room which holds a monstrous secret – something is held inside and wants to get out. The pushy and unpleasant owners of the nearby mine show they will stop at nothing to get the house. Set in the near future, the story mixes Gothic horror with futuristic monsters whose extraterrestrial cruelties leave the reader gasping for breath. As the story’s characters develop and the problems facing them seem insurmountable I challenge you to try to put this book down! Recommended for Sci-fi and non sci-fi fans alike, David J Rodger has created a fascinating glimpse into the unknown, and has wound together family problems, romance, and horror. Fantastic!


Best book I have read in a long while 

A brilliantly gripping book right from the first paragraph. Rodger is up there with the master authors in my view but he paints vivid pictures without the excessive verbosity that we all know can be tedious. The characters are easy to visualise and the story line weaves effortlessly between, the normal, paranormal, supernatural and occult. I don’t think you will be disappointed!


A really great book. A cast of fully realised characters enmeshed in a steadily paced unfolding mystery; a mix of hope and brooding doom played out in a lonely and ancient corner of the deep West Country. This is a solid slice of modern Lovecraftian horror, and an addition to a growing list of excellent novels set in a well developed near-future world. Recommended!




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Tonight’s Launch Party is a Big Goodbye

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Thursday morning. I am sitting in a cafe on the harbourside, sunlight painting stonework that has been selected to fit in with the historic structures that linger here. I am working on the 3rd edition of my RPG Yellow Dawn. Tonight is the launch party for my new novel, Oakfield. My 9th book but one that has taken me 25 years to write.

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Sci-Fi Author Travels to R’lyeh to celebrate launch of his new Lovecraftian novel

David J Rodger has launched his 9th novel after 25 years in the making. Oakfield is a thriller that crosses over into science fiction and the cosmic horror of H.P.Lovecraft

Sci fi horror author David J Rodger photo at R'lyeh he has launched new Cthulhu Mythos novel Oakfield

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

To celebrate, I travelled to the South Pacific after the recent Solar Eclipse brought about the correct alignment of alien cosmic bodies to bring about a rising of the island. Light-footed and carrying my copy of the Ponape Manuscripts, I trudged quickly through weedy slime and black mud until I caught sight of the bizarre Cyclopean masonry twisting into the sky with non-Euclidean geometry.

All the horrors of Earth’s dreamers lie waiting here. So, time enough for a quick selfie before ducking back into a Valoraptor aerodyne and blasting off to the Antarctic trawler The Floydarohayes.

I’ve still got the disgusting stink of the place lodged in my nostrils, the stench of terrible spheres and repugnant dimensions far flung from ours and yet pressed so close we might as well be living cheek to jowl with the monsters that wish to devour us. Worth it for the snap though.

You can shop for the novel, Oakfield, in paperback at LULU, or at Amazon for Kindle [US] http://www.amazon.com/Oakfield-David-J-Rodger-ebook/dp/B00UC1HUEG , and [UK] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oakfield-David-J-Rodger-ebook/dp/B00UC1HUEG.

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This post-apocalyptic crime thriller keeps new fan awake

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I had an email from somebody who knows somebody reading one of my books. Dog Eat Dog.  A punchy crime thriller set after the post-apocalyptic event called Yellow Dawn. The novel is available in paperback or Kindle from LULU books and  Amazon books & Kindle just click on these links to shop.

Feedback came in over several emails over several days:


“I downloaded Dog Eat Dog the other day and am a little over half way through. I’ve had a hard time putting it down and its cutting into my sleep time, but that’s how it goes when I am reading something good. I’ll probably download some of his other stuff when finished. Jonesy”


“My tablet says I’m through 77% of it now and once again it was almost 2am when I got to bed. The further I get into the story, the harder it is to put down.”


Dog Eat Dog is a post-apocalyptic crime thriller set in the shared universe of David J Rodger after the event called Yellow Dawn

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Dog Eat Dog

By David J Rodger


A monster of a book! Packed with action, compelling in its attention to detail and pace, and horror scenes that will leave your heart pounding




“Atmospheric and Creepy” – The Guardian on The Black Lake


“…a modern noir style mixed in with a heavy dose of brutal action adventure!” – Reflexiones Finales on Dog Eat Dog


David J Rodger’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world was given an opening on an epic scale with the hugely popular hit Dog Eat Dog. It is the first of three separate and unrelated books that occupy the shared universe of Yellow Dawn, sitting alongside successful, eerily haunting The Black Lake and the tense, slow-burning thriller of The Social Club.

In the wake of a cataclysmic event ten years ago (Yellow Dawn), Mikhail Drobná and Carlos Revira are two survivors, both hungry for money and power, and fuelled by a desire to carve their names onto this new world. One provides services of violence and protection for powerful corporate criminals in the Living City of New York; the other is a renegade intelligence agent forever running from the demons of his past. Both men are strangers until events bring them face to face in a bloody confrontation.

Complex politics, private armies, corruption and murder on a shocking scale this book spins from the ruins of Europe to the desperate heartland of a fragmented America. The size of the story is vast but the focus is tightly entwined around the raging emotions of these two men. Will they work together or will bitter rivalry lead to their destruction? Meanwhile something terrible has stepped into the new shadows of the darkened Earth. A chilling horror from beyond the stars and it has its own plans for Mikhail Drobná and Carlos Revira.

This is novel of grand vision, character depth and nerve-popping tension



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