Sunday, October 17, 2021

King Satyr - Ron Weighell

Sarob Press have just announced King Satyr, a full-length novel by Ron Weighell, inspired by the art of Austin Osman Spare and the occult scene of the late Sixties and the Nineteen Seventies.

This was left in an advanced draft form by Ron and has been edited by his wife Fran, who also provides an introduction about Ron’s life and work and an important bibliography of his writings.

As I noted in an earlier post, Ron drew inspiration from the work of Arthur Machen, M R James and Arthur Conan Doyle, but also had a strong personal vision informed by his deep knowledge of the esoteric. The novel richly reflects these influences and his profound scholarship.

All Ron’s previous books have soon become highly collectible and understandably so, and this edition is sure to attract strong interest. 

(Mark Valentine)


  1. I'm very much looking forward to this. I've read very little of his work but pretty much loved everything I have read.
    Just finished reading his Holmes book which was great fun and am waiting on this with eager anticipation.

  2. Fran tells me there were 200 copies ordered in the first few hours of the announcement. He really developed a unique voice over time.

  3. Thanks Mark for letting us know about this book. I just ordered a copy from Sarob Press.