A Sorcerer of Atlantis with A Prince in the Kingdom of Ghosts. John Shirley.

A Sorcerer of Atlantis with A Prince in the Kingdom of Ghosts

Hippocampus Press:
New York: 2021
Trade paperback, New,
305 pp.
Cover artwork by: Dan Sauer

“Here, in two new and unpublished works, Shirley ventures into the realm of fantasy. The short novel A Sorcerer of Atlantis introduces us to two adventurers, Brimm and Snoori, who find themselves in Atlantis, battling an array of bizarre monsters in the company of the warrior princess Selinn of Ur. But as Brinn becomes intimate with Maitha, the Queen of Atlantis, he senses that more baleful creatures threaten the continent, including the menacing “People of the Deep,” foreshadowing Atlantis’s imminent doom. In the novella ‘A Prince in the Kingdom of Ghosts,’ Korean-American Kerrin Kim, shattered by his father’s death, is himself murdered—and finds himself in an afterlife realm where he must assume the responsibilities of a prince in a land of ghosts, elemental spirits, and other supernatural threats.
In this pair of tales, written in the tradition of Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, and Jack Vance, John Shirley reveals an exuberant imagination, a skill at portraying vivid and memorable characters, and a narrative pace that carries the reader on from beginning to end with breathless excitement.” Though this is a print-on-demand edition the colophon states “First Edition” and sports a complete number line. #68291

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