First Tales

Clive Barker - Consignment

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Trade Edition - Consignment
Trade Edition
Limited Edition

We’re pleased to be one of only three outlets carrying the initial offering from SeraphimINK, Clive Barker’s personal publishing company. (The others are and Subterranean Press.)

Hugely Important Note One:
It is Camelot's policy not to share your personal information with other companies. This book is an exception to that rule. If you purchase this book from us, your e-mail address will be shared with TopSpin, the company Clive is producing First Tales with.

Hugely Important Note Two:
You don’t need to purchase this book to experience the stories. Clive is very generously offering a free audio download of the tales at We can’t encourage you enough to check them out.

First Tales, the inaugural self-published release from Clive Barker's Seraphim Ink is a book that contains two original stories of fantastic fiction penned by Clive when he was a young man of 17…

The book begins with “The Wood on the Hill”, a short story about a bourgeois woman who is soon to learn a terrifying lesson concerning her complete disregard for anyone other than herself.

The second tale, “The Candle in the Cloud”, is a dark fantasy novella which follows three children who discover a magical candle that transports them to a world where a plague-cloud is destroying everything in its wake.

These two tales, the first ever written by Clive, are offered here for the very first time. Their production has been lovingly supervised by Clive himself to ensure that these are not mere books, but works of art to be cherished. Complete with original illustrations and appendices on select editions, First Tales is sure to delight everyone from longtime fans to new readers.

Table of Contents:

  • The Candle in the Cloud (novella)
  • The Wood on the Hill (short story, with illustrations exclusive to the limited edition, by Clive, from 1971)
  • Appendix (exclusive to the limited edition)

Trade: Hardcover Edition

Limited: 350 signed numbered copies, in slipcase

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Publisher Seraphim Ink