The Classic Fantasy Collection
Strange Tales from HP Lovecraft, Robert E Howard, Arthur Machen, George MacDonald, Lafcadio Hearn, HG Wells
Fantasy fiction began in the 19th century, when writers such as William Morris and George MacDonald drew on Norse and Celtic mythology to conjure magical worlds peopled by wizards and dragons. More than 35 tales from the mid-20th century are collected in this volume.
Kailen’s Twenty, a group of mercenaries with superhuman strength, have long since disbanded and their leader has gone into hiding, but with members of the group being hunted and killed they are paying the price for their former glory. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
The Shadow of What Was Lost
The Licanius Trilogy: Book One
Before young Davian was born, the Augurs who ruled Andarra were overthrown in a civil war. Now Davian learns that he wields their forbidden magical powers, which he must use to ward off danger from beyond the northern Boundary. Slightly off-mint. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge. American-cut pages.
Dante, with Virgil as his guide, descends through the circles of Hell, from the limbo of the unbaptized to Lucifer and Judas Iscariot in the deepest chasm. This is the first part of The Divine Comedy, translated by Longfellow in 1867, and now presented in Canterbury Classics’ Word Cloud series. Flexibound in mock leather with foil embossed quotations. Off-mint.
Alice's Adventures Under Ground
The Original Manuscript
In 1864, two years after telling young Alice Liddell the tale of the white rabbit, Lewis Carroll wrote down the story for her. In Carroll's hand and with his own drawings, that 90-page manuscript – the forerunner of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – is now one of the British Library's treasures. After an illustrated introduction by Sally Brown telling the story of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the Liddell sisters and the origins of Alice, this book presents a facsimile of the original manuscript.
The Secret World of the Hidden Ones
This illustrated companion to fairy folklore explores Asian and African spirits as well as the more familiar British and European sprites. Paintings by artists including Turner and Blake are supported by original fantasy art and among the enclosed memorabilia are a booklet of charms and potions and a 19th-century fold-out map of Fairyland. Slightly off-mint. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe
Welcome to Night Vale: Episodes, Volume 2
This collection of 24 transcribed episodes from the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale, broadcast from the fictional Southwestern US town where all conspiracy theories are true, includes the usual comic outpourings from Cecil and friends, as well as commentary from creators Fink and Cranor.
In the Beklan Empire, the medieval realm of Richard Adams’s fantasy epic, Shardik is the mythic giant bear, worshipped and feared by the Ortelgan people. His reappearance, after a cataclysmic forest fire, sets off a violent chain of events as faith in his divinity sweeps across the land. Young Adult
The Sunday Books
Mervyn Peake’s Sunday Books were stories and drawings made for his two sons during the 1940s, when the family lived on Sark. None of the stories were written down, but the brightly coloured drawings of pirates, cowboys, monsters and jungle animals have survived. Peake’s friend and fellow writer Michael Moorcock has written tales of piracy, a shipwrecked circus and nightmare horse races to accompany these hugely entertaining pictures.