THE HOARD OF THE GIBBELINS
With a name like Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett it’s no wonder that the 18th Baron of Dunsany used the pseudonym Lord Dunsany when writing. His stately title isn’t our main concern. What is interesting are his fantasy stories. Written almost as fables and featuring fantastic names such as Yoharneth-Lahai, Alhireth-Hotep and Limpang-Tung, Dunsany created a bizarre god-filled mythos that influenced some recognizable names. J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, Ursula K. LeGuin, H.P. Lovecraft (specifically The Doom That Came To Sarnath), Margaret St. Clair (The Man That Sold Rope To the Gnoles) have all cited him as an inspiration. Margaret St. Clair was particularly fond of The Hoard Of the Gibbelins. It’s a short story with moody overtones and a grim ending but it’s still filled with a sense of adventure and imagination. Artist Ketch Wehr’s adaptation of Dunsany’s creepy tale is full of beautiful illustrations that perfectly capture the spirit of the tale.
First edition limited to 50. Release date: 05/25/2018
The complete story.
18 full color illustrations.
Hand stamped, numbed & assembled.
Hand signed by the artist.
LIMITED TO 50
COMING IN 2018
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“We conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. We hatch the eggs of vipers and spin a spider’s web. Our works are works of madness, and the act of violence is in our hands.”
Welcome to the Seventh Church Ministries.
We are a small scale publishing house dedicated to bringing the most monstrous horrors of literature into the glaring light. Mostly known for the Illustro Obscurum series, we’ve been expanding to including new artists and source material. Our books are hand assembled and painstakingly designed to meet our aesthetic standards.
Our mission is to focus on illustration and the visuals of the horror stories we love and, in doing so, expose you to the monsters that no longer lurk in the dark.