From Ancient Ravens cover

Sarob Press

From Ancient Ravens - Mark Valentine - Ron Weighell - John Howard

Limited Edition $60.00

Dust Jacket & Signature Page Art by Paul Lowe.

ROMANCES OF THE WHITE DAY, a volume in tribute to Arthur Machen by three (new) impostors, appeared from Sarob Press in May 2015. Rosemary Pardoe (in “The Ghosts & Scholars MR James Newsletter”) called the volume “... the most consistently excellent collection of stories I’ve read for years.”

Encouraged by the success of the Machen homage the impostors turned their thoughts toward Algernon Blackwood ... PAGAN TRIPTYCH (May 2016) was the rather fabulous result.

According to Shakespeare, ‘Time’s Glory is to calm contending kings ... To blot old books and alter their contents, To pluck the quills from ancient ravens’ wings’.

In this third, and final, shared volume, the three impostors use just such dark pens to evoke (in their own unique voices this time) the re-emergence of past shadows.

Mark Valentine ... THE FIFTH MOON ... the search for King John’s treasure ~ with a dark and diabolic twist
Ron Weighell ... THE ASMODEUS FELLOWSHIP ... a famous Budapest cafe, and a strange unholy gathering of story tellers
John Howard ... BETWEEN ME AND THE SUN ... past and present, secrets unveiled and a shocking coming of age

Limited edition specifications:

  • Lithographically Printed
  • Hand Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover
  • Bound in Wibalin (fine linen style)
  • Foil Blocked to spine
  • Colour Dust-Jacket with wrap cover art
  • 80gsm Munken Premium Cream Bookwove
  • Section Sewn Binding
  • Head & Tailbands
  • Ribbon Marker
  • Coloured Endpapers
  • Tipped-in SIGNATURE PAGE on fine ivory parchment paper with extra B&W art and SIGNED by all three authors.


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