Author of THE GIFT. A trilogy for readers of Gothic and Historical Military fiction who don’t mind a good fright now and again.


RA Williams is the author of the Gothic fiction trilogy THE GIFT. Keep up to date on the latest news regarding RA’s, appearances, musings and release dates for THE GIFT trilogy here. 

Book 1: Eleanor, is available from 9 December in hardcover and eBook. Book 2: Balthasar drops 17 November 2022. Book 3: Ascension available October 2023. 

Stop in frequently for updated full colour maps from THE GIFT trilogy, the occasional character exposé, location choices, odds & sods over on the author’s blog, his historical musings, fascination with 80’s Punk and New Wave and maybe a few snaps of his cats. 

Coming 9 December 2021

The Gift

Book 1: Eleanor

The North Atlantic, 14 April 1912. Amid the chaos of the sinking Titanic, a young Eleanor Annenberg meets the eyes of a stranger and is immediately captivated. As the ship buckles around them, she follows him down to the hold and finds him leaning over an open sarcophagus surrounded by mutilated bodies. She catches but a glimpse of what lies within before she’s sucked into a maelstrom of freezing brine and half-devoured corpses. Elle is pulled out of the water, but the stranger – and the secrets she stumbled upon – are lost. Unintentionally, however, he leaves her a gift. …

News & Views

Harvey & The Dragon’s Teeth

Posted on May 22, 2023

Sounds a bit like a Grimm’s fairy tale? Harvey and the Dragon Teeth. Afraid no. It’s wartime Folkestone.  Since first visiting the Kent seaside town in 2003 I’ve wondered what happened to Folkestone during WW2? Surely it was important. Dab in the middle of Hellfire Corner during the Battle of …


Posted on May 19, 2023

More apropos not possible. Posted to the St. Dunstan’s Playhouse kino in the midst of the Covid Pandemic in August of 2020 I keenly prescribe to the notion inspiration seeks us out and we mustn’t much worry about going looking for it like some old fool with a dodgy metal …

The Golden Age of Modelling

Posted on May 16, 2023

The pass to paradise We’re well into May now.  2023.  I was thinking about Euro Militaire. And the brief reprieve we got from being thrown into the history bin thanks to Euro Miniatures Expo. I’m writing from Florida this moment. It might seem utterly queer to think of Euro in September …

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