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Last Updated onMaurice Broaddus is a fantasy and horror novelist with ties to Jamaica and Jamaican voodoo (obeah). His books range from the King Arthur tale retold in a modern street-gang version to steampunk to supernatural horror including zombies.
While his Knights of Breton Court trilogy is his most popular work yet, the author has written several novellas and has edited numerous short story collections.
Here are the Maurice Broaddus books in order for his series and standalone works.
New Maurice Broaddus Books
Knights of Breton Court Trilogy
- King Maker (Knights of Breton Court #1), 2010
- King’s Justice (Knights of Breton Court #2), 2010
- King’s War (Knights of Breton Court #3), 2011
Other Maurice Broaddus Books
- Orgy of Souls, 2008 (with Wrath James White)
- Devil’s Marionette, 2009
- I Can Transform You, 2013
- Walkers with the Dawn, 2015
- The Voices of Martyrs, 2016
- Buffalo Soldier, 2017
- The Usual Suspects, 2019
- Pimp My Airship, 2019
Edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon
- Dark Faith, 2010
- Dark Faith: Invocations, 2012
- Streets of Shadows, 2014
Maurice Broaddus Biography
Maurice Broaddus was born in 1975 in London, UK. His mother is Jamaican and his father is African American.
His family moved to the US, so he grew up in Indianapolis, United States. He attended the Purdue University, from where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. At the same time, he also pursued an pursuing an undeclared English degree, taking several creative writing courses, so he could hone his writing skills.
For the next twenty years, Maurice worked as an environmental toxicologist. He was also the executive director of Cities of Refuge Ministries, an organization offering housing and employment opportunities for homeless people and people battling drug addiction.
In addition, he ran for a decade Mo*Con, a mini-convention located in Indianapolis, Indiana, focusing on food, community, and conversations on spirituality, art, and social justice. This convention eventually evolved into Dark Faith, and he now edits its anthologies.
Now he works as a freelance writer and writes his own novels. He also works at The Learning Tree, a neighborhood association which aims to improve the lives of the neighbors in the area.
Besides books and novellas, the author has written numerous short stories, many of them featured in Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, and several other genre magazines.
He also wrote in the gaming genre, for Marvel Super Heroes, Leverage, and Firefly role-playing games. He also worked as a consultant for Watch Dogs 2 (one of my favorite modern games!).
Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus is the author’s latest short novel. It is the sequel to a short story, Steppin’ Razor which was published in Asimov’s Magazine. The book is set in Jamaica in an alternate timeline where America lost the Revolutionary War and is still a British colony.
Two new books have been bought for 2018 by HarperCollins. The first book to be written will be titled The Usual Suspects and it will be a young adult crime mystery story.
Maurice Broaddus is certainly one of the successful contemporary African-American male authors writing books in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, aka speculative fiction genre.
The Knights of Breton Court trilogy is an imaginary retelling of King Arthur which is set in contemporary Indianapolis. It is a story told through the eyes of homeless teens and gang members.
Praise for Maurice Broaddus
Buffalo Soldier is a story about stories. The stories we tell ourselves, the stories we tell others, stories that hold our history and culture, stories that help us find our place in the world. (Tor.com)
King Maker is a gritty, brutal and compelling slice of life on the streets of Indianapolis, with a large cast and following multiple story angles. (SF Book Reviews)
New readers will find it easy to break into the series with this engaging tale of urban renewal and vigilante justice. (Publishers Weekly on King’s Justice)
Readers will love watching these two uniquely gifted black boys explore the complicated tensions between impulses and choices, independence and support, turnin’ up and getting through. (Kirkus Reviews on The Usual Suspects)
Maurice Broaddus had me as a reader of The Usual Suspects when he described it as “Encyclopedia Brown meets The Wire,” but as this Big Idea shows, there’s so much more going on here. (John Scalzi)