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Scar Night (Deepgate Codex 1) - Alan Campbell

Scar Night (Deepgate Codex 1) - Alan Campbell

Title: Scar Night

Author:  Alan Campbell

ISBN:  9781405090353

Weight:  990g

Numbered, prepublication dated and signed first edition, first printing



1 available, prompt dispatch

Our price:  £79.99

Scar Night by Alan Campbell

For a hundred generations, the city of Deepgate has hung suspended by giant chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss.  In the unfathomable darkness below is said to reside the dread god Ulcis, ‘hoarder of souls’, with his army of ghosts.  Outside the city extend the barren wastes of Deadsands, inhabited by the enemy Heshette, so that safe access is guaranteed only by a fleet of airships.

At the hub of the city itself rises the Temple, in one of whose many crumbling spires resides a youthful angel, Dill, the last of his line.  Descendant of heroic battle-archons, yet barely able to wield the great sword he has inherited from his forebears, he lives a sheltered existence under the watchful eye of Presbyter Sypes, who rules the Temple.

Yet despite his sense of purposelessness, Dill’s destiny is about to unfold – one that will take him down into the terrifying depths of the pit in a desperate quest to save the teeming but precarious city from total annihilation at the hands of a cunning and resourceful traitor.

First in a trilogy, this magnificently colourful epic of urban fantasy opens up an intricate new world of unforgettable characters and thrilling events, in the best tradition of Gormenghast.

Peer & Press Reviews

For a first novel, Scar Night is indecently good.

The Guardian

What a fun, fresh read.  This is what every fantasy reader needs to read to refresh themselves.  It is a true melting-pot of ideas that shouldn’t blend together, yet somehow do.

Steve Diamond, Elitist Book Reviews

A richly imagined adventure well worthy of his impressive first novel.

Death Ray [British fantasy magazine]

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Scar Night
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background:

A leading London bookshop asked Alan Campbell to sign, date and number 100 first editions of Scar Night, his debut novel.  He also signed a letter, dated 5th July 2006, confirming these books were the only numbered edition.

Each book came with a (skewed) photocopy of this letter to prove authenticity.  The book we are selling is complete with its copy of the letter.

The book’s number is one element of a round (35mm diam.), blind embossed impression on the title page.  This has the words ‘EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION’ around its edge and the hand written number followed by a slash (/) and the number of copies across its middle (in this case, 12 / 100).

Book Number: 12 [of 100]
Series: Deepgate Codex – volume 1 [of a trilogy]
Book features: Maroon cover with white text on spine, white endpapers.
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Dated: Yes – 5/7/06 [prepublication]
Ephemeron: Photocopy (skewed image) of the original letter confirming this was the only numbered edition of Scar Night.
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Tor
Publication date:
Printed by: Mackays of Chatham
ISBN 13: 9781405090353
ISBN 10: 1405090359
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 517
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 161 x 50mm
Weight: 1.043kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photo: Kate Eshelby
Jacket illustration: Dominic Harman
Numbered, dated & signed

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