If Edgar Allan Poe had written a fantasy trilogy akin to J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," this would be it. The text is thick with poetry, the world is rich and dark, and the characters are utterly unforgettable. A++++++
— From Stephanie S. Staff Picks
About the Author
Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was a playwright, painter, poet, illustrator, short story writer, and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are the celebrated Gormenghast novels, Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone, and the posthumously published Titus Awakes, the lost book of Gormenghast finished by Peake's wife Maeve Gilmore after his death. The Gormenghast novels, as well as Peake's other writings Mr. Pye and Peake's Progress, are all available from The Overlook Press.