Wilson, F. Paul

The Adversary Cycle:

The Adversary series of novels debuted in 1941 with “The Keep” that saw when a strange and dark evil was unleashed among a group of German soldiers stationed in the Romanian wilderness. Over the course of the series, the novels incorporate a range of characters whose lives are influenced by the ancient evil either falling to its strange power or joining in arms against it. In the fifth novel of the series “Reprisal”, the Adversary rises again and is now in a quest to revenge against all and any that tried to destroy him. The first three novels may be read as standalones given that they for the most part have independent story lines and different characters. However, they introduce characters that appear in the last three and hence these last must be read in order if they are to be understood. While the author never originally intended to link the first three, when he was plotting reborn, he saw that the evil in the first novel could somehow fit in all the books. It could have been a subconscious link up but the link of the ancient evil force in all the novels makes for a gripping and involving read that culminates in the explosive sixth title “Nightworld”. While the six novels are the “Adversary Cycle” series, there are several other short stories and novels that tie into its world. For instance, the second novel of the series The Tomb resulted into a spin-off that has become Wilson’s most popular series, The Repairman Jack series.

Here we have the signed limited Borderlands Press editions of all six with slipcase/presentation case.




                                  Macmillian -  Hardcover                                      Guild -Book Club Hardcover        

“Something is murdering my men.”

Thus reads the message received from a German commander stationed in a small castle high in the remote Transylvanian Alps. And when an elite Nazi SS extermination squad is dispatched to solve the problem, the men find a something that’s both powerful and terrifying. Invisible and silent, the enemy selects one victim per night, leaving the bloodless and mutilated corpses behind to terrify its future victims. Panicked, the Nazis bring in a local expert on folklore–who just happens to be Jewish–to shed some light on the mysterious happenings. And unbeknownst to anyone, there is another visitor on his way–a man who awoke from a nightmare and immediately set out to meet his destiny.

The battle has begun: On one side, the ultimate evil created by man, and on the other… the unthinkable, unstoppable, unknowable terror that man has inevitably awakened.