The Slave Tree
- Author: Alan Peter Ryan
- Artist: Desert Isle Design
- Page Count: 330
- Pub. Date: August 18, 2016
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-368-9
- Status: Out of Print
The Slave Tree
by Alan Peter Ryan
About the Book:
Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce the World's First Edition of The Slave Tree by Alan Peter Ryan, a well-crafted tale of Amazon horror that harkens back to classic tales of literature such as Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad while being firmly rooted in the modern language of suspense.
Steeped deep in the culture of Brazil, The Slave Tree takes the reader on a journey unlike any they have ever experienced. The beauty of the lush tropical landscapes is exceptionally juxtaposed with blood-chilling shocks and terror.
This chilling final novel by Alan Peter Ryan is an absolute must-read and must-own for horror lovers, and a true tribute to his legacy.
Published as a Limited Trade Hardcover Edition:
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Retail price just $25!
"...reads like a fantastically lucid fever dream. A surreal journey, it works a hallucinatory magic by blurring the lines between reality and horror, taking the reader on a journey deep into the jungles of the Amazon, where the normal rules of civilization and humanity have no meaning. The horror here is all too real: the cruelty of slavery, the lust and hunger of ordinary men driven to fever pitches, the inability of feeble human good to do anything to stop it... The ending is fast and furious, but again: this feels loyal to the tone of the story, that violence is fast and brutal, and the natural world around it indifferent of the outcome."
— Shroud Magazine on Amazonas
Alan Peter Ryan was the author of four novels and two collections of short stories and novellas, and he edited five anthologies of travel writing for which he won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. He was nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award and won a World Fantasy Award for The Bones Wizard. He was also nominated for the John W. Campbell Award. As a journalist, he wrote for all the major newspapers of the United States and for many magazines, including Smithsonian, The American Scholar, Islands, Travel & Leisure, and Playgirl.