Synopses & Reviews
Transforming every expectation of fantasy fiction with its heady mingling of radical sexuality and spiritual anarchy, Imajica has carried its millions of readers into regions of passion and philosophy that few books have even attempted to map. Most of all, Imajica is a book of extraordinary characters. At its heart lies the great sensualist and master art forger, Gentle, whose life of excess comes unravelled when he encounters two other unforgettable individuals: Judith Odell, whose power to influence the destinies of the men besotted by her is vaster than she knows, and Pi oh pah, an alien assassin who comes from a dimension that most of us don't even know exists. As they travel the Imajica, they uncover a trail of crimes and intimate betrayals that will led them to a revelation so startling it will change the way you look at reality forever.
The magical tale of ill-fated lovers lost among worlds teetering on the edge of destruction, where their passion holds the key to escape.
There has never been a book like Imajica. Transforming every expectation offantasy fiction with its heady mingling of radical sexuality and spiritual anarchy, it has carried its millions of readers into regions of passion and philosophy that few books have even attempted to map. It's an epic in every way; vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution. A book of erotic mysteries and perverse violence. A book of ancient, mythological landscapes and even more ancient magic.
About the Author
Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times
; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
; and The Thief of Always
. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat
, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.
Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.