New Releases (November 2017)


by Maurice Magre - adapted  by Brian Stableford - cover by Mike Hoffman. READ AN EXCERPT - 308 p. - US$ 23.95

Maurice Magre (1877-1941) was one of the most far-ranging and extravagant French writers of fantastic fiction in the first half of the 20th century, and perhaps the finest of them, because of the fertility and versatility of his imagination and the manner and purpose for which he deployed it. This volume, the seventh of a series of twelve dedicated to Magre’s works, contains the novel Lucifer and the novella The Night of Hashish and Opium (both 1929). The former reads as a kind of confession exploring a demonic possession resulting from a casually-made diabolical pact—which might or might not be entirely subjective and psychological. The Church is at best impotent, at worst in tacit alliance with the forces of evil and the narrator is forced to find his own way out of his predicament—if he can.

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 The Blood of Toulouse

by Maurice Magre - adapted by Brian Stableford - cover by Mike Hoffman. READ AN EXCERPT - 280 p. - US$ 22.95

This volume is the eighth of a series of twelve dedicated to Magre’s works. In The Blood of Toulouse (1931), Dalmas Rochemaure, son of a cathedral-builder, embarks on the sacred mission to preserve Occitania from the armies of French invaders hell-bent of exterminating the Cathar heresy. The young equerry of the count of Toulouse faces unending combats and carnage, saving the most precious treasure from the ashes of the tragic pyre of Montsegur. The Blood of Toulouse is dramatic and poignant, full of verve and intensity, ending with a memorable flamboyant finish; it remains Magre’s finest achievement, as well as his most celebrated.

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 The Secret Bureau 3: The Bloodied Girl

by Charles Rabou - adapted by Niona Cooper. READ AN EXCERPT - 348 p. - US$ 27.95

The Bloodied Girl (1857) is the third volume in a series of four that tells the story of the secret government’s spy network, the Secret Bureau, that intercepts and opens all private mail. In this tome, we discover how the downfall of Napoleon and the return of the bourbon King Louis XVIII to power in 1815, plays havoc with the lives of the saga’s numerous protagonists. Gregorio Matiphous is trapped in a web of schemes of his own making. The artisan of his downfall, the former bandit Rempailleux, succeeds in replacing the last of the Hulet family which, for generations, has headed the Secret Bureau. And, in the midst of all of this, enters a former captain of Napoleon’s Army, Commandant Lefebvre...

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