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Creatures of the Night (Second Edition)
     

Creatures of the Night (Second Edition)

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by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli (Illustrator)
 

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Two of literary comics modern masters present a pair of magical and disturbing stories of strange creatures who are not quite what they seem! In The Price, a mysterious feline engages in a nightly conflict with an unseen, vicious foe. The Daughter of Owls recounts an eerie tale of a beautiful orphan girl who was found clutching an owl pellet—and

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Two of literary comics modern masters present a pair of magical and disturbing stories of strange creatures who are not quite what they seem! In The Price, a mysterious feline engages in a nightly conflict with an unseen, vicious foe. The Daughter of Owls recounts an eerie tale of a beautiful orphan girl who was found clutching an owl pellet—and how those who would do her wrong would face bizarre, unforeseen consequences.

Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods) delivers his award-winning magic and mystery, realized in Michael Zulli's lavish paintings, newly re-designed in a beautiful new edition!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/05/2016
Two of Gaiman’s short horror stories rendered in a classic literary mode get illustrated in stately fashion by Zulli. In “The Price,” a mysterious black cat takes up residence in a writer’s country home, and the writer’s attentions turn to solving the mysteries the cat poses. As a bystander to an outlandish but frightening event, the writer faces his own place in the universe as a plaything of the fantastic. In the second story, “The Daughter of Owls,” which has a period setting and feeling of a Grimm Brothers tale, a baby perceived by townspeople as evil is dealt with, but the real evil lurks within the folk who live there. The first story is as much a character study as anything else, while the second is an almost feminist revision of the cautionary ancient tales that have survived through generations and become sanitized. Zulli (Puma Blues) gives Gaiman’s words precise pacing and a strong gothic sense of foreboding, the defining characteristic of his ornate and evocative illustrations. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781506700250
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
11/29/2016
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
632,155
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, and now lives in the United States near Minneapolis. As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and G.K. Chesterton. A self-described "feral child who was raised in libraries," Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading: "I wouldn't be who I am without libraries. I was the sort of kid who devoured books, and my happiest times as a boy were when I persuaded my parents to drop me off in the local library on their way to work, and I spent the day there. I discovered that librarians actually want to help you: they taught me about interlibrary loans."

Neil Gaiman's work has been honoured with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honoured with four Hugos, two Nebulas, one World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British SF Awards, one British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, one International Horror Guild Award, and two Mythopoeic Awards.

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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Creatures of the Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PearlCaulfield More than 1 year ago
Nothing short of what you would expect from Gaiman and Zulli. Full of mystery, magic and emotion. I only wish there were more gems like these.