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Viscera
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“[Viscera] is dark, weird, and wonderfully human, and I cannot recommend it enough. It's far and away the weirdest, most original thing you will read this year, and Gabriel Squailia gives it heart that matches its entrails beat-for-beat."
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
The Gone-Away gods were real, once, and taller than towers.
But they're long dead now, buried in the catacombs beneath the city of Eth, where their calcified organs radiate an eldritch power that calls out to anyone hardy enough to live in this cutthroat, war-torn land. Some survivors are human, while others are close enough, but all are struggling to carve out their lives in a world both unforgiving and wondrous. Darkly comic and viciously original, Viscera is an unforgettable journey through swords-and-sorcery fantasy where strangeness gleams from every nook and cranny.
Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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Gabriel Squailia. (2016). Viscera. Talos.

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Gabriel Squailia. 2016. Viscera. Talos.

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Gabriel Squailia, Viscera. Talos, 2016.

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Gabriel Squailia. Viscera. Talos, 2016.

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B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
The Gone-Away gods were real, once, and taller than towers.
But they're long dead now, buried in the catacombs beneath the city of Eth, where their calcified organs radiate an eldritch power that calls out to anyone hardy enough to live in this cutthroat, war-torn land. Some survivors are human, while others are close enough, but all are struggling to carve out their lives in a world both unforgiving and wondrous. Darkly comic and viciously original, Viscera is an unforgettable journey through swords-and-sorcery fantasy where strangeness gleams from every nook and cranny.
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“[Viscera] is dark, weird, and wonderfully human, and I cannot recommend it enough. It's far and away the weirdest, most original thing you will read this year, and Gabriel Squailia gives it heart that matches its entrails beat-for-beat."
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
The Gone-Away gods were real, once, and taller than towers.
But they're long dead now, buried in the catacombs beneath the city of Eth, where their calcified organs radiate an eldritch power that calls out to anyone hardy enough to live in this cutthroat, war-torn land. Some survivors are human, while others are close enough, but all are struggling to carve out their lives in a world both unforgiving and wondrous. Darkly comic and viciously original, Viscera is an unforgettable journey through swords-and-sorcery fantasy where strangeness gleams from every nook and cranny.
Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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        In the woods outside of Eth, a city built upon the calcified organs of long-gone gods, a strange group comes together through a series of seemingly disconnected and sometimes gruesome events. Once assembled, the groupAshlan Ley, a woman with amazing healing abilities; Hollis Runt, an enchanted construct with button eyes and sociopathic tendencies; Jassa Lowroller, a street-hardened and drug-addicted cultist of the goddess, Fortune; Rafe Davin, Jassa's young, transgender acolyte, who lives under a cloud of loss and pain; and Tanka Equinox, a powerful enchanter who has removed herself from societysets out on an ambitious quest to stop a madman with a plan to take over the world. By hook or by crook, Hollis pushes the group into the depths of a war-torn and intolerant city, perpetually on the brink of its own destruction. With prose that is both lovely and grisly, Squailia's sophomore effort leads the reader through an ambitious and gritty fantasy world filled with cannibals, blood thirsty rulers, and animated dead. Fans of fantasy with finely textured worlds will enjoy this book, provided they have strong stomachs for gore and profanity.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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