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Titre : The Vorrh
Éditeur : Vintage
Date d'édition : 2015
Reliure : Soft cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket
Edition : 1st Edition
Fine in wraps. First US edition, first printing. This is the first edition published in North America. It was published in soft cover. The original edition was published in the UK in 2012. This is the projected first book in a trilogy, and has received high critical praise. N° de réf. du libraire 001746
Synopsis : Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of The Vorrh, a daring debut that Alan Moore has called ?a phosphorescent masterpiece? and ?the current century's first landmark work of fantasy.?
Next to the colonial town of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast?perhaps endless?forest. It is a place of demons and angels, of warriors and priests. Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and wipes memory. Legend has it that the Garden of Eden still exists at its heart. Now, a renegade English soldier aims to be the first human to traverse its expanse. Armed with only a strange bow, he begins his journey, but some fear the consequences of his mission, and a native marksman has been chosen to stop him. Around them swirl a remarkable cast of characters, including a Cyclops raised by robots and a young girl with tragic curiosity, as well as historical figures, such as writer Raymond Roussel and photographer and Edward Muybridge. While fact and fictional blend, and the hunter will become the hunted, and everyone?s fate hangs in the balance, under the will of the Vorrh.
Synopsis: The Vorrh follows a brilliant cast of characters through a parallel Africa where fact, fiction, and fantasy collide. Tsungali, a native marksman conscripted by the colonial authorities--against whom he once led a revolt--is on the hunt for an English bowman named Williams. Williams has made it his mission to become the first human to traverse the Vorrh, a vast forest at the edge of the colonial city of Essenwald. The Vorrh is endless, eternal; a place of demons and angels. Sentient, oppressive, and magical, the Vorrh can bend time and wipe a person's memory. Between the hunter and the hunted are Ishmael, a curious and noble Cyclops raised by Bakelite robots; the evil Dr. Hoffman, who punishes the son of a servant by surgically inverting his hands; and the slave owner MacLeish, who drives his workers to insanity, only to pay the ultimate price. Along with these fictional creations, Brian Catling mixes in historical figures, including surrealist Raymond Roussel and photographer and Edward Muybridge. In this author's hands none of this seems exotic or fantastical. It all simply is.
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