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City Infernal
     

City Infernal

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by Edward Lee
 

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When Cassie's twin sister, Lissa, commits suicide, Cassie discovers she can travel to Hell to retrieve her sister's soul. Cassie thought she knew all about the Hell of legend, but finds Hell has evolved over the millennia into a bustling city full of the damned with looming skyscrapers, crowded streets, systemized evil, and atrocity as the status quo.

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When Cassie's twin sister, Lissa, commits suicide, Cassie discovers she can travel to Hell to retrieve her sister's soul. Cassie thought she knew all about the Hell of legend, but finds Hell has evolved over the millennia into a bustling city full of the damned with looming skyscrapers, crowded streets, systemized evil, and atrocity as the status quo.

Welcome to the Mephistopolis

Hell is a city.

It stretches, literally, without end-a labyrinth of smoke and waking nightmare. Just as endlessly, sewer grates belch flame from the sulphur fires that have raged beneath the streets for millennia. Clock towers spire in every district, by public law, but their faces have no hands; time is not measured here in seconds or hours but in atrocity and despair. In the center of this morass of stone and smoke and butchery and horror stands the 666-floor Mephisto Building, where Gargoyles prowl the wind-blown ledges and from whose highest garrets the innocent are hung from gibbets and left to rot for eons. The lone occupant of the very top floor looks down upon his dominion and smiles a smile that is brighter than a thousand suns. Here, yes, everyone is dead yet everyone lives forever.

Welcome to the Mephistopolis.

Welcome to the city of Hell.

Welcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889186993
Publisher:
Necro Publications
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
467,124
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Edward Lee is the author of almost fifty novels and numerous short stories and novellas (or is it novellae? Hmm.) Several of his properties have been optioned for film, while Header was released on DVD in 2009; also, he has been published in Germany, England, Romania, Greece, and Austria. Recent releases include Bullet Through Your Face and Brain Cheese Buffet (story collections), Header 2, and the hardcore Lovecraftian books The Innswich Horror, Trolley No. 1852, Pages Torn From A Travel Journal, Going Monstering, and Haunter of the Threshold. One of Lee’s creative ambitions is to one day write an effective M.R. James pastiche.

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City Infernal 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is positively amazing with creepy, macabre disturbia at its' best. Lee pulls no stops on this thrilling, practically suicidal ride that will leave you craving more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edward Lee's take on horror is not for mainstream horror fans. Like the late Richard Laymon, his work will sometimes shock and disgust those who don't have an eye for this more potent blend of horror. As far as I'm concerned City Infernal is one of the best horror novels of recent years. Without giving too much of the plot away, the book centers around hell as a city. The mythology of the hell Edward Lee presents here is very unique and extremely interesting. As we tour through the streets of hell, we learn everything about life down in the underworld. Including politics, terrorism, drugs, sex, STDs, money, mythos, law enforcement, and even some metaphysical stuff thrown in that is rich and layered. There's is a kind of beautifully disorienting feel to Lee's writing that simultaneously scares and intrigues and with City Infernal Lee pulls out all the stops. Followed by a sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw the cover I knew that I was going to like it. And I was right, form the time I took it home till about 4 hours later I was glued. It had only took that day for me to finish the book. I think that if you like the scary kind of books, you would really enjoy this one. Edward lee puts you in the book with the charaters.
cb_wordsmith More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this original, imaginative and very well written story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read! I'm reading it for the 3rd time! Such detail and can almost picture everything. The 2nd book is just as good. It's a MUST READ, if you like this kind of stuff that is...I LOVE IT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very descriptive and imaginative only downside is that the book is to short.
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Darkhunter17 More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of the infernal books. They are origional, thrilling, and no holds barred writing. I thought Clive Barker wasn't afraid to write what he wanted! Well Edward Lee seems to take that even a step further. It will not appeal to everyone, but if you are not afraid of the DARK, you will love these books. I only wish I could find more!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read alot of Edward Lee and would have to say that this book was one of the best. If you've read this book and haven't read Infernal Angel...FIND IT, READ IT!!!!! The story continues in Infernal Angel, letting you know what role Cassie plays in all of this, well, Hell!! This would be a visual treat as a movie. Gory and filled with chaos. I Loved, loved, loved this book!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I seen this book at a local bookstore and the premise caught my interest. I said to myself why not and bought it. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly shocked. It is one of the better horror novels I have read. It is full of action and gore but, it has more than just that. Cassie the books main character is well developed, and you really become attached to her as the book goes along. It also gives most people's view of Hell a modern upgrade. It is a booming metropolis with skyscrapers, parks, nightclubs, apartments buildings etc. It is a well thought out Novel. This is the first Edward Lee book I have read but it wont be the last.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the book from a friend that didn't want to read it. Peaked my interest, once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. The story line was awesome and the details were pure excellence! Finished the book hit up his website and bought the sequel...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Edward Lee novel....and let me tell you, it blew me away. Very believable characters and amazing story. Literally could not put this book down. Went right out and bought the sequel and any other Edward Lee books I can find.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I live in Ohio and it was nearly impossible for me to find this to read a 2nd time. No place has it! i had to order it off the internet, but i t was soo worth the wait. Best Book ever written. Why is there no sequel???? Its got a cliffhanger ending! someone needs to tell Ed to get back to work and write a sequel now!