Black Orchid

Black Orchid

by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
     
 

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After being viciously murdered, Susan is reborn fully grown as the Black Orchid, a hybrid of plant and human, in order to avenge her own death. Now as this demigoddess attempts to reconcile her human memories and botanical origins, she must also untangle the webs of deception and secrets that led to her murder. Beginning in the cold streets of a heartless metropolis…  See more details below

Overview

After being viciously murdered, Susan is reborn fully grown as the Black Orchid, a hybrid of plant and human, in order to avenge her own death. Now as this demigoddess attempts to reconcile her human memories and botanical origins, she must also untangle the webs of deception and secrets that led to her murder. Beginning in the cold streets of a heartless metropolis and ending in the lavish heartland of the thriving Amazon, this book takes the reader through a journey of secrets, suffering, and self-rediscovery.

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 Praise for Black Orchid:
 
"[A] brilliant book that should not be passed up."—IGN
 
Praise for Neil Gaiman:
 
"Neil Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium"—Stephen King

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930289553
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times best selling author of The Graveyard Book and Coraline, the basis for the hit movie from director Henry Selick. His other books include The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, American Gods and Stardust (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Awards as one of 2000's top novels for young adults) and the short collections M Is for Magic and Smoke and Mirrors. He is also the author of the children's books The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Traded My Dad for Two Goldfish. Among his many awards are the Eisner, the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com

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