Ward, Matthew

Matt Ward is a British author and miniature wargaming designer, who worked with Games Workshop on the Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Warhammer 40,000 and The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game systems. He was also a frequent contributor to the magazine White Dwarf during his time at the company.

Matthew now works as a novelist.  His three-book LEGACY fantasy series was acquired pre-emptively by Orbit for a major sum in pounds sterling and the first volume, LEGACY OF ASH, will be published in November 2019. Orbit UK will publish alongside sister imprint Orbit US in a co-ordinated international publication.


Orbit UK editor James Long said: “Legacy of Ash is epic in every sense of the word, with its diverse cast of characters and intense, bone-crunching battles (which are some of the best I’ve ever read) – a grand, sweeping tale of warring empires and one generation’s struggle to repair the mistakes of the past. I’m thrilled to welcome Matthew to the Orbit list and can’t wait to work with him on what promises to be a spectacular trilogy.”