The Cloven: Book Three in the Vorrh Trilogy - Vorrh Trilogy (Hardback)Brian Catling (author)
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The Cloven is the epic climax to B. Catling's beloved genre-busting Vorrh Trilogy.
'...one of the most original and stunning works of fantasy that has ever been my privilege to read... ' - Alan Moore
In the stunning conclusion to Brian Catling's Vorrh trilogy, the colonial city of Essenwald gives up all its secrets, as the ancient forest seeks to reclaim what has been taken from it. Those who have been enslaved shall be no longer, and two heroes once thought dead shall reemerge stronger than ever.
A man will be split in two, and a young woman will rise to the height of her powers. Meanwhile, the threat of war looms over London.
Germany is gearing up to begin the Blitz, and only Nicolas the Erstwhile senses the danger to come. Will he be able to save the man who saved him?
The Cloven is a book of battles and betrayals, in which Catling's incredible creations all fulfill their destinies and lead us to an epic conflagration with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance as the Vorrh attacks the one thing humankind can't live without.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 683 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 36 mm
Praise for The Vorrh Trilogy:
'In Brian Catling's phosphorescent masterpiece The Vorrh we have one of the most original and stunning works of fantasy that has ever been my privilege to read... After investigating other worlds of fantasy, The Vorrh is like a first experience of the ocean. Read this book, and marvel.' - Alan Moore
'Brian Catling is simply a genius. His writing is so extraordinary it hurts, it makes me realize how little imagination I have.' - Terry Gilliam
'I really loved Brian Catling's The Vorrh. It's a hot storm of a novel bursting with art and history, sex and nature. A visionary fantasy epic that is incredibly fun to read. Wildly different, but no less remarkable.' - Max Porter
'There are not many books that rearrange the molecules of your being, turning your eyes inside out. The Vorrh, this saturnine post-traumatic testament, is one of them. A work of genius.' - Iain Sinclair
'The English language has given birth to some great works of unbounded vision and imagination, and here is another one... It's a very sophisticated and subtle exploration of the decadent, primitive and the mythical. Many books are said to be like nothing else, and aren't, but Brian Catling's really is.' - Philip Pullman
'Although comparisons to Michael Moorcock and Mervyn Peake will inevitably be drawn, The Vorrh offers something more...It reminded me of Odilon Redon: a combination of the luminous, the luxurious, monstrous flora and dark wit' - TLS