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From holy cup comes holy light;

The faithful hand sets world aright.

And in the Seven Martyrs’ sight,

Mere man shall end this endless night.


It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness.


Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order could not stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains.


Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope:


The Holy Grail.



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What we're reading:

Following on the 'Masters of the Weird Tale' series here's the latest instalment:


“His output was eventually acknowledged as the product of a sick imagination, the bizarre work of an eccentric, maybe even a madman.” Here Grabiński not only speaks of the struggling and misunderstood writer in “The Area” but also of himself. They are the words of a man who occupied the same weird space inhabited by his absorbing creations. As an author who was often maligned and under-appreciated, his work echoed his frustrations as much as it manifested his idiosyncratic and lascivious sides that time has now vindicated.

Translator Miroslaw Lipinski has brought out the best in this massive collection of Grabiński’s weird tales, tales that highlight the morally flawed characters of a bygone era whose redemption can only be found in a world that’s just as damaged as them. These are people driven to the brink of insanity by supernatural forces outside and within that no rational mind could explain. Both the unnamed narrator from “The Frenzied Farmhouse” and Wrzecki from “On a Tangent” fall under this spell of otherworldly authority, which beckons their hands in acts that could only satisfy a maker of vile intentions.

Then there’s the vampiric succubi masquerading as innocent vixens who indulge in Grabiński’s devilish dalliances for physical gratification. “At Sara’s House” finds Wladek as the focus of a woman who’s already siphoned all his friend’s energy and maybe even his soul. But in “Fumes,” one of Grabiński’s most atmospheric and succinct stories, the lecherous instigator is a man who seeks refuge from the arctic night. He soon regrets the lustful impulses imparted on his gracious host.

We start with a book from Centipede Press that we've wanted for some time, basically ever since we saw the David Ho art work. The largest collection of Carl Jacobi stories ever collected in one volume, including original artwork by David Ho, Steve Lines, Allen Koszowski, and reprinted art from others, with a new introduction by John Pelan, and an afterword by Dwyane Olson. This book is the first of a number of books we've purchased from the late John Pelan's collection through Centipede Press that we will introduce over the next period. This is one is a keeper.


This single volume collection is enclosed in a handsome slipcase with ribbon marker and new illustrations by Piotr Jabloński. It is signed by Jabloński and Miroslaw Lipinski, who translated the works and who has written an excellent comprehensive introduction.

Keeper of the Children by William H. Hallahan.


Eddie Benson is a typical middle-class father with a secure job, a home in suburban Philadelphia, and a seemingly happy family. For Benson life holds no fear or terror.

Then something unusual happens. One day his daughter, Renni, a normal, fun-loving fourteen-year-old, disappears. Soon after, Eddie finds her wandering the streets of Philadelphia with a band of children. Dressed in orange robes, they bear drums and tambourines and cymbals. Moving through the crowds, they dance and sing and proffer metal bowls for coins. The children refuse to return to their homes. The youngsters, their parents have learned, are living with a mysterious Tibetan monk with strange, otherworldly powers.


What follows is a series of bone-chilling incidents, each more violent than the last, all inexplicable. Only Eddie Benson will not abandon hope. And to rescue his child, Eddie must run a terrible risk, one that could cost him his life and his soul. What Eddie Benson finally decides to do brings this novel to a stunning denouement. Eddie must become engaged in an extraordinary combat, battle that no other human has ever fought before. For all of us, his act is the ultimate act of courage.


William H. Hallahan (1925-2018) was an American author, raised in Brooklyn. He served three years in the United States Navy, then attended Temple University in Philadelphia where he obtained degrees in journalism and English.


Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy #2) by Marlon James


In Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Sogolon the Moon Witch proved a worthy adversary to Tracker as they clashed across a mythical African landscape in search of a mysterious boy who disappeared.


In Moon Witch, Spider King, Sogolon takes center stage and gives her own account of what happened to the boy, and how she plotted and fought, triumphed and failed as she looked for him. It’s also the story of a century-long feud—seen through the eyes of a 177-year-old witch—that Sogolon had with the Aesi, chancellor to the king. It is said that Aesi works so closely with the king that together they are like the eight limbs of one spider. Aesi’s power is considerable—and deadly. It takes brains and courage to challenge him, which Sogolon does for reasons of her own.



This book has pictorial boards with the stunning cover art by Venezuelan illustrator Pablo Gerardo Camacho

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


An isolated mansion. A family with a dark past. And the 1950s socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets.


Glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada’s life of parties and merriment is interrupted when she receives a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin Catalina, begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom.


Noemí immediately heads to High Place, an estate in the mountains of central Mexico owned by the secluded Doyle family, determined to discover what is troubling her beloved cousin. The fortunes of the silver-mining Doyles have eroded and their house is a dilapidated relic. Even more worrisome are the inhabitants of High Place. There’s Catalina’s alluring yet menacing new husband; his foreboding father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and other taciturn relatives. Soon the house itself begins to menace Noemí, invading her dreams with visions of blood and doom.


The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. She must tread carefully, for there are many secrets behind the terrifying yet seductive walls of High Place and Noemí may soon find it impossible to leave this enigmatic house behind…


Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


One of the most chilling cautionary tales of the 20th century, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a tour de force of dystopian fiction.


It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out only once a day to the market, she is not permitted to read and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant; as her very existence is only valued if her ovaries are viable.


Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. Now those days seem far away. For in their wake, the land that was once the United States has become the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birth rate by reverting to and going beyond the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.


Unpredictable, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is an uncompromising portrait of totalitarianism and institutional misogyny. The novel explores themes of subjugated women in a patriarchal society, loss of female agency and individuality, and the various means by which they resist and attempt to gain individuality and independence.


The Warded Man limited ed.


Artist: Allen Williams

Type: Bonded Leather Bound Limited Edition

500 Double-Signed & Numbered Copies


As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity.


For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile.


It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault.


Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past.


Together, they will stand against the night.


Note: This edition also contains The Great Bazaar novella that Peter wrote, placed where it corresponds in the story! Making this the ultimate edition to own!


Pines


Gauntlet will be publishing, in conjunction with Borderlands Press, Blake Crouch’s “Wayward Pines” trilogy. First up is PINES.


Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off.

As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out?


Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.


Limited to 500 signed and numbered copies

After a winter that saw us setting up shop in Wenty,  we're heading to a new spring and we're hyped to show you some of the wonderful editions we've been getting in during our on-line pause...

Years ago we caught the 'Wayward Pines' TV series, it was good. Seeing this limited edition we just couldn't resist, such a subdued cover yet chilling...

By now it must be clear that we basically get anything that Centipede Press, Subterranean Press and Suntup Editions put out, so no surprises on the next title, but we do place a special value on Centipede's 'Masters of the Weird Tale' series.

Centipede is also in the middle of a run on little classic horror tales, off-beat and not your usual fare with some stunning art, what's not to love..

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From Marlon James, author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the second book in the Dark Star trilogy, his African Game of Thrones. We just love the cover art, the image on the left is the interior board art.

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The massively popular limited edition  from Subterranean Press...

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We actually got in a number of Suntup Editions over the break, they're all here with more yet to come, choosing which to use on the home page wasn't easy, but this is powerful...

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Grim Oak Press release a number of limited editions and many are still available on their site years after release, but not this one...

That's all for now, please check out the New Arrivals page for more books uploaded!

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