Abaddon Books presents three of their finest Tomes of the Dead books, offering up bone-crunching, blood-chilling stories of survival horror in contemporary Britain.
In Hungry Hearts, Rik Nutman races to rescue his wife from being murdered... and then from being murdered again. In Tide of Souls, three very different people are thrown together by the rising flood - and the hordes of the dead - to uncover a deep secret about the world. And in The Words of Their Roaring, small-time thief Gabe learns just how far he will go to make a living when the zombie apocalypse destroys society.
Wander through visions of the most terrible of angels, the Seven who would undo the world. Venture through Hell and back, and lands more terrestrial and darker still. Linger a while in childhoods, and seasons of change by turns tragic and monstrously transformative. Lose yourself amongst the haunted and those who can’t let go, in relationships that might have been and never were. Witness in dreams and reflections, hungers and horrors, the shadows cast upon the wall, and linger in forests deep.
Come see what burns so bright. . . .
His tales are linked together by three main plot devices:
- A mysterious and cursed play in book form, banned since its release, called ‘The King in Yellow.’
- A supernatural entity mentioned in the play also called ‘The King in Yellow.’
- A mysterious symbol called ‘The Yellow Sign’ which is connected with the play and the King in Yellow.
Those that read the play often end up insane or possessed by evil. Many suffer their minds being blasted by the horrible tale the play reveals, or haunted and hunted to death by the play’s monstrous avatars. Those that find the Yellow Sign suffer just as terribly as those that read the play.
The Court of the Yellow King brings together some of the best authors in the genre with their own special madness to new interpretations of the King in Yellow.
Rick Nutman is a rookie policeman. When the city of Leeds erupts into blood-spattered chaos he must fight through hungry hordes of the living dead to return home and protect Sally, his new wife, the only woman he has ever loved.
Daryl lives with his dying mother, and views the apocalypse as the perfect opportunity to put his long-held plans into action. Daryl has always wanted to be a serial killer. Tonight he will achieve that dream, and Sally will become his first victim.
As the world runs down and the streets burn with the rage of the undead, Rick flees with his reanimated wife across a ravaged landscape, and Daryl chases them with his own agenda – to be the only serial killer in history to kill the same victim twice.
Murder, obsession and desire collide in this dark tale of love and death… and the things that lie beyond.