Foreword by Clive Barker
Illustrated by Richard Kirk
Afterword by China Mieville
Something is stirring in London's dark corners, stamping out its territory in brick dust and blood. Something has murdered Saul Garamond's father and left Saul to pay for the crime.
A shadow from the urban waste breaks into Saul's prison cell only to lead him into a different form of imprisonment, as he soon finds himself an unwilling player in a battle between two ancient enemies. In order for Saul to survive, he must confront the forces that would use him, the forces that would destroy him, and the forces that shape his own bizarre identity.
This is award-winner China Mieville's debut novel. Like his subsequent novels, KING RAT features Mieville's characteristic breakneck pacing, impossible creatures, and new dark worlds. Lavishly illustrated by Richard Kirk, and with a Foreword by Clive Barker and an Afterword by the author, this deluxe edition celebrates Mieville's "bold, pounding, down-and-dirty debut" (Kirkus Reviews).
ARC advanced reading copy from Earthling Publications one of only seven (7) copies made. 8 1/2 x 11 bound pages, no other proof or arc was produced
Limited to 400 numbered copies, signed by Mieville, bound in bonded leather and slipcased
Lettered: 15 lettered copies, signed by Mieville and Kirk and Barker, hand bound in high-end goatskin leather, with special endpapers and silk ribbon page marker, and housed in a handcrafted traycase covered in fine Japanese cloth, with the title stamped on a piece of leather that matches the book covering
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