London: Vintage, 1999. Illustrated by the author. Reprint. Paperback. NEW. 12.8 x 19.8 x 4 cm. 953 pp. Item #13365
A beautiful fairytale filled with unexpected plot twists.
Gormenghast is the vast, crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons (and his eccentric and wayward subjects) according to strict age-old rituals, but things are changing in the castle. Titus must contend with treachery, manipulation and murder as well as his own longing for a life beyond the castle walls.