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The Vorrh follows a brilliant cast of characters through a parallel Africa where fact, fiction, and fantasy collide.

Tsungali, a native marksman conscripted by the colonial authorities—against whom he once led a revolt—is on the hunt for an English bowman named Williams. Williams has made it his mission to become the first human to traverse the Vorrh, a vast forest at the edge of the colonial city of Essenwald. The Vorrh is endless, eternal; it is a place of demons and angels. Sentient, oppressive, and magical, the Vorrh can bend time and wipe a person’s memory. Between the hunter and the hunted are Ishmael, a curious and noble cyclops raised by Bakelite robots; the evil Dr. Hoffman, who punishes the son of a servant by surgically inverting his hands; and the slave owner MacLeish, who drives his workers to insanity, only to pay the ultimate price.

Along with these fictional creations, Brian Catling mixes in historical figures, including surrealist Raymond Roussel and photographer Edward Muybridge.

In this author’s hands, none of this seems exotic or fantastical. It all simply is.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[In this] richly textured and enigmatic fantasy trilogy opener…Catling weaves an intricate story with a diverse cast of characters…It’s not easy to keep all the plots and subplots straight, but even those who struggle to navigate the labyrinth will still find the twisted journey thought provoking, full of memorable imagery and language.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A phosphorescent masterpiece…a brilliant and sustained piece of invention which establishes a benchmark not just for imaginative writing but for the human imagination in itself…Read this book, and marvel.”

    Alan Moore, author of V for Vendetta

  • “Brian Catling is simply a genius. His writing is so extraordinary it hurts; it makes me realize how little imagination I have.”

    Terry Gilliam, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe

  • “There are not many books that rearrange the molecules of your being, turning your eyes inside out. The Vorrh, this saturnine post-traumatic testament, is one of them. A work of genius.”

    Iain Sinclair, British writer and filmmaker

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