Copyright Charles Naton 2016. All Rights Reserved

If John le Carré, Dennis Wheatley or Dean Koontz are your sort of scene, then you're in luck! Occult novels with their feet on the ground are what I do best.

Born in Aylesbury during the 1970s, Charles spent much of his childhood immersed in the gangrenous industrial decay of a dying postwar world. The locations for Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange, many of Hammer’s gothic tales and the leafy facade of a secret wartime intelligence world were the perfect environment for a synthpop kid with an author’s imagination.

Although the novelist’s gene was always somewhere in his system, it didn’t really show itself until Charles woke up one day and realised that the supernatural stories he’d always admired had somehow atrophied into a self-parodying procession of botox soap operas with sharp teeth. Frustrated at the lack of originality within an increasingly introspective genre, Charles finally rolled up his sleeves and set to work. His first novel, Section 12, was well received and continues to delight new readers with its genre-defying storyline. Building on that success, Charles is proud to present The Cronus Equation, a dark and yet highly readable continuation of the Section 12 story.

“Despite his pretence to reason, the modern man’s untamed intuition clearly recognises the wizards and mystics of rustic lore as signposts on the path to those hidden truths which he secretly hopes never to learn.”

The Cronus Equation

“It’s my mission to produce high quality, genre busting fiction for those who wait impatiently at the crossroads of John le Carré and James Herbert.”

Charles Naton