By Alan Moore
- In a narrative choked with lust, insanity, and ecstasy, we meet twelve specific characters that lived within the similar zone of valuable England over the span of six thousand years. Their narratives are woven jointly in styles of habitual occasions, unusual traditions, and uncanny visions. First, a cave-boy loses his mom, falls in love, and learns a perilous lesson. he's by way of a rare forged of characters: a murderess who impersonates her sufferer, a fisherman who believes he has turn into a special species, a Roman emissary who realizes the sour fact concerning the Empire, a crippled nun who's healed miraculously by means of a annoying apparition, an previous crusader whose religion is destroyed via witnessing the last word relic, witches, fans, who burn on the stake. each one interconnected story strains a direction in a trip of discovery of the secrets and techniques of the land.
- In the culture of Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill, Schwob's Imaginary Lives, and Borges' A common background of Infamy, Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell, Lost Girls) travels via historical past mixing fact and conjecture, in a singular that's outstanding, relocating, occasionally tragic, yet consistently spell binding.
- Now on hand in paperback for the 1st time in the US! With an creation by means of Neil Gaiman, a signature of full-color plates by way of José Villarrubia, and a canopy layout by way of Chip Kidd.