Halloween Rain *
Child of the Hunt *
The Gatekeeper Trilogy *
Sins of the Father
Spike & Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row
The Lost Slayer
Oz: Into the Wild
The Wisdom of War
Non-Fiction / Companions
The Watcher’s Guide, Vol. 1 *
Sunnydale High Yearbook *
The Monster Book +
* co-authored with Nancy Holder
+ co-authored with Stephen R. Bissette & Thomas E. Sniegoski
“Terrific!” — San Diego Union Tribune
“It genuinely surprised me. Evocative and eerie, you’re hooked from the beginning. Pure concentrated fun.” — Tripwire (UK)
The Lost Army stars Hellboy, a being who is apparently a living, breathing demon (raised by nice folks, naturally) who has spent decades as a paranormal investigator. In the novel, which is profusely illustrated by Mignola, Hellboy is called in when an archaeological team searching for the legendary lost army of Cambyses goes missing.
Dark Horse published the anthology Hellboy: Odd Jobs in December 1999. The book features short stories by some of the best horror and mystery writers working today and – as a bonus – a Hellboy cartoon by the legendary Gahan Wilson! The lineup includes: Stephen R. Bissette, Poppy Z. Brite, Max Allan Collins, Nancy A. Collins, Matthew J. Costello, Rick Hautala & Jim Connolly, Craig Shaw Gardner, Brian Hodge, Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, Philip Nutman, Greg Rucka, Chet Williamson, and a story by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden called “The Nuckelavee.” (ISBN: 1569714401)
Hellboy: Odder Jobs was published by Dark Horse in October 2004. This collection was edited by Christopher Golden and illustrated by creator Mike Mignola. It includes stories by Frank Darabont, Mick Garris, Guillermo del Toro, Charles de Lint, Graham Joyce, Kim Newman, Sharyn McCrumb, and more. (ISBN: 1593072260)
Hellboy: The Bones of Giants deals with a fearful tyrant, lightning strikes, and mythology. When a lightning strike fuses a legendary iron hammer to Hellboy’s stone right hand, the occult investigator becomes joined with the mightiest weapon in all of Norse mythology.
Hellboy: The Lost Army and Hellboy: The Bones of Giants were re-released in February 2004. (Army ISBN: 0743462823 and Giants ISBN: 0743462831)
Hellboy: The Dragon Pool was released in March 2007. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy’s ex-girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary “Dragon King Pool” — thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land. But Anastasia’s triumph at her discovery is short-lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy — but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him. (ISBN: 141650785X)
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs, another anthology, was released in July 2008. Edited by Christopher Golden, this collection includes Bram Stoker Award winners Joe R. Lansdale and China Mieville plus Barbara Hambly, Ken Bruen, Tad Williams, Amber Benson, and a bevy of other skilled storytellers eager to spin a tale or two about the world’s greatest paranormal detective. (ISBN: 1593079443)
X-Men: Mutant Empire Trilogy
Daredevil: Predator’s Smile
Justice League: Exterminators
Gen13: Netherwar (with Jeff Mariotte)
“Christopher Golden is one of the most imaginative and talented of modern horror writers . . . he has taken the tale of (the X-Men) and made it his own. Suspense, drama, high-tension — all the things you’d want in any top-flight suspense novel are here, delivered with Golden’s sure touch and winning humor.” — Mysterious Galaxy
“In Mutant Empire, Golden does a great job of bringing those mutants we all know and love to life.” — Overstreet’s Fan
“Predator’s Smile is enthralling! A wonderfully written, highly entertaining, action-packed novel.” — Ian M. Feller, Combo Magazine
“Predator’s Smile passes the 2 a.m. test! I liked this book. Touching.” — Michelle West, Fantasy & Science Fiction, author of Hunter’s Oath
Christopher Golden adapted the Star Wars novel Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry into a Junior Novelization for kids.
Shadows of the Empire: A Junior Novelization
A disturbance in the Force . . .
His name is Xizor. He’s the evil underlord of a criminal organization called Black Sun, and he’s out to destroy Darth Vader. The target of the two battling supervillains is Luke Skywalker. Vader wants Luke captured alive so that he can turn him over to the dark side. But Xizor is already plotting Luke’s death.
Now Luke’s life, and his mission to rescue Han Solo, are in jeopardy. He and his friends must run for their lives from the galaxy’s darkest forces.
Both new and old Star Wars fans will be eager to read this brand-new, never-before-told adventure, set between the Star Wars trilogy films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Hardcover ISBN: 0606118357 or 9780606118354 Paperback ISBN: 0440413036 or 9780440413035
Christopher Golden also wrote three Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure novels for kids based on the characters from the original Star Wars film trilogy:
A New Hope
Find out if the force is with you in the first of three new interactive Star Wars® books! Join Luke, Princess Leia, and Han as they battle the evil Galactic Empire — and you control the twists and turns of the most exciting odyssey in the galaxy. You can help the Rebellion in the war against Darth Vader, or you can betray your friends and side with the Empire. What will you choose?
The Empire Strikes Back
The fight against evil rages on, and you are faced with terrifying decisions that will change your future — and the fate of the galaxy. You could go to Dagobah and learn the ways of the Force from Yoda, but Darth Vader tempts you with the power of the dark side. Will you help your friends in the Rebellion fight the Emperor and his minions, or will you betray Luke, Leia, and all who love you to seize unimagined power for yourself?
Return of the Jedi
From the bowels of Jabba the Hutt’s palace where Han Solo lies frozen in carbonite, to the interior of a new Death Star where Darth Vader and the Emperor plot incredible evil, to the ancient forest of Endor where Ewoks play, you will enter a galaxy far, far away, and have the power to alter a deadly struggle between good and evil. Will you fight against the Empire? Or side with Darth Vader and learn the ways of the dark side of the Force? The fate of the galaxy is in your hands.
What they all find instead are living nightmares and deadly perils in a hostile place that time forgot…where a director is willing to risk everything for the sake of his film…where a writer will test his physical courage and his heart…and where a beautiful actress will forge an unshakable bond with the most fantastic creature ever to walk the earth…
Published December 2005
In the ancient world there was a myth about a king, a treasure, and a hellish labyrinth. Now the doors to that hell are open once again.
Nathan Drake, treasure hunter and risk taker, has been called to New York City by the man who taught him everything about the “antiquities acquisition business.” Victor Sullivan needs Drake’s help. Sully’s old friend, a world-famous archaeologist, has just been found murdered in Manhattan. Dodging assassins, Drake, Sully, and the dead man’s daughter, Jada Hzujak, race from New York to underground excavations in Egypt and Greece. Their goal: to unravel an ancient myth of alchemy, look for three long-lost labyrinths, and find the astonishing discovery that got Jada’s father killed. It appears that a fourth labyrinth was built in another land and another culture-and within it lies a key to unmatched wealth and power. An army of terrifying lost warriors guards this underground maze. So does a monster. And what lies beyond – if Drake can live long enough to reach it – is both a treasure and a poison, a paradise and a hell.
Welcome to The Fourth Labyrinth.
Published October 4th, 2011
Guillermo Del Toro – Christopher Golden
Illustrated by Troy Nixey
An illustrated novel that dives into the world of the 2011 Miramax film Don’t be Afraid of the Dark. The movie, a thriller written and produced by Guillermo del Toro, starring Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes, is about a young girl sent to live with her father (Pierce) and his girlfriend (Holmes). They move into a historic New England manor, which is secretly inhabited by a brood of small creatures. These creatures seem, at first, to be playful figments of his daughter’s imagination, but they quickly turn into a very real and very deadly threat.
The illustrated novel takes place a hundred years before the movie begins. It chronicles the travels and adventures of Emerson Blackwood, a young nature scientist who begins to understand there’s more to the world than science understands. He travels across the globe, learning more and more about the world of secret and dangerous creatures. The book will have two components – the sections that tell the story of Blackwood’s travels through the world, the people and creatures he encounters, and the increasing peril he finds himself in; and another set of sections which will show the illustrated “Field Guide to Dangerous Fairies” which Blackwood is creating.
Published July 19th, 2011
Written by Christopher Golden
Set between the third and fourth episodes of season four of the groundbreaking television drama Sons of Anarchy created by Kurt Sutter –
With half of the club recently released from Stockton State Penitentiary, and the Galindo drug cartel bringing down heat at every turn, the MC already has its hands full. Yet Jax Teller the V.P. of SAMCRO has another problem to deal with. He just learned that his Irish half-sister Trinity has been in the U.S. for months entangled with Russian BRATVA gangsters. Now that she’s abruptly gone missing, he’s sure the brewing mafia war is connected to her disappearance. Jax heads to Nevada with Chibs and Opie to search for her and seek revenge. Trinity may be half-Irish, but she’s also half-Teller and where Tellers go, trouble follows.
Published November 11th, 2014
Available in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audio book
When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet LV-426—now called Acheron—has been colonized. But LV-426 is where Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo found the original Xenomorph—the killing machine known as the Alien.
Protected by the Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet. Two such residents are Anne and Russell Jorden, seeking a fortune that eluded them on Earth. On Acheron, Anne gives birth to the colony’s first newborn. Rebecca Jordan, also known as Newt.
The wildcatters discover a vast, decaying spaceship. The horseshoe-shaped vessel is of particular interest to Weyland-Yutani, and may be the answer to their dreams. But what Anne and Russ find on board proves to be the stuff, not of dreams, but of nightmares.
Published November 25th, 2014
Also available as e-book