Ben Galley


Andrey V Chernikov at Eksmo has acquired Russian rights to fantasy novels GRIM SOLACE and BREAKING CHAOS by award-winning self-published author Ben Galley, after their rights deal for the first book in the series, CHASING GRAVES, in 2022. The agent was Laura Karayotov of the SAS Lester Literary Agency & Associates representing the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

This bestselling series is set in an Egyptian-themed fantasy world where ghosts are bound as slaves for the rich, and being murdered is just the start of your problems. Chasing Graves is perfect for fans of grimdark, and dark fantasy mixed with razor wit.


“The world building is fantastic and reminiscent of Michael Moorcock’s Elric series.”
– Grimdark Magazine

“Chasing Graves might well be one of the best releases not only for December but for the entirety of 2018.”
– BookNest

“Unique, fantastic worldbuilding, interesting characters, and much more.”
– The Fantasy Inn

“Dark, tense and surprisingly hilarious.”
– Laura M. Hughes, Author of Danse Macabre

“Grim Solace is a wonderfully realized story dominated by impeccable and deepening character development.”
– Justine Bergman

“This book swings for the fences with a potent mix of political backstabbing, religious symbology, and tense action.”
– Fantasy Book Review

“Galley’s descriptive prose is simplistically beautiful.”
– Fantasy Faction

“There’s serious grounds here for building something spectacular.”
– Emma Davis, Fantasy Book Review

“Dark, gory and enthralling.”
– Cultured Vultures

“The writing was smooth, fluid and beautiful at times. It never failed to create an awesome atmosphere.”
– The Weatherwax Report

“An excellent first book in a series that I will absolutely keep on reading. Exceptional writing, great characters.”
– Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld


• March 31st, 2023 • Posted in News