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Cover & Synopsis: “Titus Awakes” by Maeve Gilmore – A New Gormenghast Novel!

Fans of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast will find it interesting to check out the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel Titus Awakes by Maeve Gilmore.

Here’s the synopsis:

Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novels are widely acknowledged to be classic works of high fantasy, on par with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this series, Peake created the vividly detailed world — at once gothic and surreal — of Castle Gormenghast. When Peake died in 1968, he left behind the tantalizing pages and clues for the fourth and concluding book in the series.

Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake’s widow, wrote Titus Awakes, based on those pages left behind by Peake. Fans of the Gormenghast novels will relish this continuation of the world Peake created and of the lives of unforgettable characters from the original novels, including the scheming Steerpike, Titus’s sister Fuchsia, and the long-serving Dr. Prunesquallor. Published a century after Peake’s birth, this strikingly imaginative novel provides a moving coda to Peake’s masterwork.

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Overlook TP (March 26, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1468300601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468300604
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1 Comment on Cover & Synopsis: “Titus Awakes” by Maeve Gilmore – A New Gormenghast Novel!

  1. This would be vaguely interesting news… if it were news. The hardcover was released well over a year ago, and I think it’s safe to say that just about anyone who is interested knows about it already.

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