10/31: The Butcher's Tale
- Author: Norman Partridge
- Artist: Jon Foster (cover) and Glenn Chadbourne (interior)
- Pub. Date: Forthcoming
- Status: Out of Print
10/31: The Butcher's Tale
by Norman Partridge
Featuring cover artwork by Jon Foster and interior artwork by Glenn Chadbourne!
About the Book:
One Halloween night, monsters took over our world. No one understands where they came from or why. But those who have survived in the age of 10/31 spend their days and nights in a life-and-death battle against the darkest forces imaginable — witches and werewolves, mummies and goblins, and Jacks... sentient pumpkin creatures which may be more dangerous than all the rest.
Two young men are among the survivors, living by their wits in a wilderness now occupied by The Butcher's Boys, a cult-like human tribe bent on staking out their own corner of the world. Soon enough the young men are trapped between a goblin army and the Butcher himself, a madman as dangerous as any monster that walks the night... and the only road to safety is sure to be paved with blood.
About the "Four Days of Halloween" Limited Edition Promotional Offer:
The signed Limited Edition of this title was only be available for preorder between October 29, 2010 and 11:59:59 PM EST on November 1, 2010 — meaning our collectors set the print run for both of these beautiful, lavishly illustrated and signed special editions. For that reason, a many collectors missed out on this deal, but that can only mean good things for the collectors who were paying attention and grabbed a copy or two. As always, the author will retain the other rights to this book and will be able to offer it again some day in some other form, but this will be the only signed Limited Edition and it will be the World's First Edition.
Reviews... coming soon
Norman Partridge's fiction includes horror, suspense, and the fantastic — "sometimes all in one story" says his friend Joe Lansdale. Partridge's novels include the Jack Baddalach mysteries Saguaro Riptide and The Ten-Ounce Siesta, plus The Crow: Wicked Prayer, which was adapted for film. His novel Dark Harvest was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Books of 2006. Partridge's compact, thrill-a-minute style has been praised by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and his collections and stories have received both the Bram Stoker and IHG awards. You can find him on the web at www.normanpartridge.com and www.americanfrankenstein.blogspot.com.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition hardcover signed by the author, limited to 586 copies (the number of collectors who purchased a copy during the Four Days of Halloween 2010 promotional window) bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn ($40)
• Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition of 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, raised hubs on the spine, custom gilded page edges dipped by hand, unique hot foil front cover stamping artwork, and full color endpapers not appearing in any other edition ($175)
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