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Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506703930
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Published: Dark Horse Books - July 10th, 2018

In a limited amount of pages Neil Gaiman crafts an interesting alternate universe to the Sherlock Holmes world. Making his version of Sherlock, reffered to only as The Detective, and Watson, The Major, both end up on the trail of a murderer who has killed a member of the royal family. The only twist is the Royal Family is made up of ancient Eldritch beasts made of tentacles and mouths. And interesting twist on A Study In Scarlet mixed with the works of H.P. Lovecraft with clever in context world building this novel could very well start it's own small series of stories.


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Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640090934
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 16th, 2018

Taking a look at one of the worlds most heinous wars, Wasteland takes a look at how the horrors of World War 2 helped shape the psyche of some of the greatest horror writers of it's time. Turning the idea of corpses, rats, and even the cold of night into horrifying monsters that still have their place in modern literature. From Dracula, to Frankenstein, to Nosferatu, this book looks at how real world horror effected our views of entertainment.


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Dracul Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735219342
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 2nd, 2018

Dracul serves as a prequel to Bram Stoker's famous novel, co-authored by one of his descendants, Dacre Stoker and using materials Bram hadn't put into the original novel Dracul serves as close a companion to the actual novel that one can make. With deep gothic tones, and the interesting twist of adding in Bram Stoker as a character Dracul continues a legacy almost a century in the making. Making it clear, Evil is Immortal


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Crown of Thunder Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780448493930
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Published: Razorbill - October 16th, 2018

Crown of Thunder is the sequel to Tochi Onyebuchi's novel, Beast Made of Midnight, a story of a young man who is one of man warriors who fight monsters made out of the sins of the nobility, and taking the vanquished monsters into their bodies as tattoos, Crown of Thunder continues to unravel the mysteries of why he is one of the rarer of his kind that can not only take in the sins but also summon them. Forced to flee the kingdom out of fear of th queen and her evil magic he tries to figure out his path and life, while his former best friend is sent to hunt him down.