Sorcery in Shad

Tales of the Primal Land

Brian Lumley

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Classic Lovecraftian horror from one of the masters of the form, British Fantasy Award-winner Brian Lumley.

Sorcery in Shad

Pity the poor lamia! Mighty Orbiquita, she who damned to death countless men for merely looking at her, she who slew with impunity any who dared breach the walls of her fabled castle . . . Orbiquita has fallen in love—and with a barbarian Hrossak!
Tarra Khash, he is, who saved a lamia’s life and made her long to be human again. Tarra Khash, who with the help of the last survivors of an alien race, overthrew a god and saved an entire city thereby. Tarra Khash, who has adventured far and wide through the Primal Land, searching for treasure, for wine, women, and song.
Tarra Khash, who has fallen into the clutches of the slave Cush Gemal, who was once an ordinary man but who has become the foulest of sorcerers, Black Yoppaloth. Like all sorcerers, Black Yoppaloth craves immortality, and believes he stands on the brink of achieving it. Then his evil power will be unrivaled and he will control all of the Primal Land.
Only Tarra Khash stands in his way. Tarra Khash—and, though he does not know it, his friends and allies: she who was once the lamia Orbiquita; the alien Amyr Arn; a slumbering, ponderous yet powerful moon god; and the magician Teh Atht, who must choose between immortality and saving the Primal Land!

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Chapter One

“Your gold or your gizzard!” a hoarse, desperate voice called out through sooty twilight, from bushes at the foot of the bottleneck up ahead, where the pass cut through a stony cleft. “I can slit either your purse or your throat, so take your pick---only quick now, ‘cos my finger’s itchy on the trigger of this crossbow!”

“Hold!” the lone camel rider sent back a shout, reined in his jittery beast. “Now hold there, friend!” He made a dusky silhouette against the indigo sky with its first fistful of stars. And he’d have made a fine target, too, if his ambusher had a crossbow!

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"Lumley deserves a wide audience among those who love Anne Rice . . . John Grisham . . . and Stephen King."--VOYA

"Since reading Lumley's "Necroscope" series, I know that vampires really do exist!"—H. R. Giger

“Lumley excels at depicting heroes larger than life and horrors worse than death.”--Publishers Weekly

"I'm impressed with Lumley's talent. He's obviously one of the best writers in the field."--John Farris

"An accomplished wordsmith, Lumley wields a pen with the deft skill of a surgeon, drawing just enough blood to titillate without offending his readers."--The Phoenix Gazette

"Lumley's strength is in his jovial voice, a diction that dominates the narrative. Lumley's love of his pulp-horror subjects is gleefully apparent. He revels in every telling detail, in stories-within-stories and convoluted histories."--San Francisco Chronicle

“Nightmarish in a manner obviously inspired by Lovecraft . . . long hard to find in the US. Lumley succeeds at spine-chilling creepiness. Juicy indeed—worthy additions to the mythos and the horror genre alike.”--Booklist on Beneath the Moors and Darker Places


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About the Author

Brian Lumley

Brian Lumley is the author of Necroscope; Necroscope: The Touch; Khai of Khem; the Titus Crow books; the first two volumes of the Primal Land, The House of Cthulhu and Tarra Khash: Hrossak; and many other novels of horror and adventure. His short fiction collections include Harry Keogh: Necroscope and Other Weird Heroes and Beneath the Moors and Darker Places. Brian Lumley lives in England and visits the US on a regular basis.

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Sorcery in Shad
Tales of the Primal Land
Brian Lumley

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429913379
ISBN10: 1429913371
272 pages
$7.99
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