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Brood of the Witch-Queen

By Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer (1883-1959) was a celebrated and prolific British writer and the creator of Fu Manchu. He was the author of such famous novels as The Green Eyes of Bast and The Bat Flies Low. What is not well known, however, is that Rohmer was also a prodigious author of short stories of weirdness and terror. Over the course of his career he wrote dozens of stories collected in several volumes that have now become scarce collector’s items.

This volume presents fifteen stories by Rohmer, taken from such rare collections as Tales of Secret Egypt and The Haunting of Low Fennel. They feature Rohmer’s patented mix of exotic settings, supernaturalism, and adventure. Among them are such famous stories as Tchériapin, a tale of a mad chemist; The Curse of a Thousand Kisses, about a centuries-old curse; Lord of the Jackals, a haunting account of love and death in Egypt; and The Haunting of Low Fennel, a classic haunted house story. Also included is the full-length novel Brood of the Witch-Queen, one of the finest novels of Egyptian horror ever published.

This 2013 signed limited edition was just 300 copies and was sold out at the publisher. The dustjacket is the work of David Ho, with the interior illustrations by Swiss artist Gwabryel. At over 500 pages, with twelve stories and one full-length novel, this is the only edition of Sax Rohmer’s weird fiction in print.

 Limited to 300 copies, each signed by cover artist David Ho, interior artist Gwabryel, and editor S.T. Joshi.

  • Striking full-color, wraparound dustjacket printed on Mohawk Carnival stock.
  • Printed endpapers.
  • Full cloth cover with image inset on front board.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.

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