Shaun Hutson, the legendary British horror writer, has released his latest novel, Progeny. The book is the long-awaited sequel to his 1983 bestselling novel Spawn. Publishers Caffeine Nights commissioned the original Spawn cover artist, Mark Taylor to design the cover for the sequel, which pays keeps the similar theme of the original art while representing the new direction.
Hutson said of the book: “Progeny works as a stand-alone novel, but for fans who have read Spawn, there is a whole back story there that adds another level to reading Progeny. I always wanted to go back and revisit some of my earlier work and see how I could develop the work over 35 years later. Spawn was always one of those stories that was left with strands that could be picked up and spun into something more horrific than the original. I also loved the irony of a book being spawned from the original that really is its progeny.”
Progeny is Shaun Hutson’s thirty-ninth horror novel under his own name, and his 2019 novel, Testament, has also had a paperback release from Caffeine Nights Publishing. Both books are out now, with eBook and audio versions available.