“Whether he’s writing modern day horror or a supernatural historical chiller, McCammon’s stories grab you by the throat and refuse to let you go.”
It’s December 1703 and Berry Grigsby is not herself. Under the spell of Professor Fell’s strange drug experiments, her mind is fragmenting rapidly, her life in imminent danger. Her only path to safety lies in a potion book. The book was stolen while the village was under an attack conducted by the mysterious Cardinal Black.
Along with a self-proclaimed “fool and bad man” Julian Devane, Matthew Corbett steps up to hunt down the book before it’s too late. Their journey takes them to London, hoping to intercept the book before it’s sold in a secret auction. Securing a seat at the auction, they disguise themselves as fearsome underground operatives. The mission is do or die, and they require assistance from an unlikely source. Even if they do manage to succeed, saving Berry Grigsby could destroy everything in their path.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Robert McCammon is one of the most well-known and respected names in horror. Author of The Wolf’s Hour, Swan Song, Boy’s Life, the recently released The Listener, as well the short-story collection Blue World among others, McCammon also writes the Matthew Corbett series (Speaks the Nightbird, The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter, The Providence Rider, The River of Souls, Freedom of the Mask). Whether he’s writing modern day horror or a supernatural historical chiller, McCammon’s stories grab you by the throat and refuse to let you go. Cardinal Black is the next novel in the Matthew Corbett series, but McCammon balanced it so old fans will feel right at home, while new readers will find themselves a welcome starting point. Releasing 30 April 2019 from Cemetery Dance, Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon is available for pre-order now.
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