“It’s time to declare John Hornor Jacobs as a major author: every sentence he writes feels drawn from a pit of ﬁre and hammered into a sword.” —Daniel Kraus, New York Times bestselling co-author of
A terrifying collection of horror and crime noir from the author of Southern Gods and A Lush and Seething Hell.
Featuring ten tales, two never before in print, Murder Ballads and Other Horrific Tales is an exciting glimpse into the dark territories of the human heart.
These are coming-of-age stories. Stories of love and loss, grief and revenge. Survival and redemption. From old gods to malevolent artiﬁcial intelligences, vampires to zombies to ghosts, Jacobs exposes our fears and worst imaginings.
CONTAINS THE SEQUEL TO SOUTHERN GODS
“Jacobs demonstrates masterful control of his eclectic themes and frequently propels them into unexpected and pleasingly original territory… Offers plenty to keep genre fans hooked.” —Publishers Weekly
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About the Author
His second novel, This Dark Earth, Brian Keene described as "...quite simply, the best zombie novel I've read in years" and was published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery imprint. Jacobs's acclaimed series of novels for young adults beginning with The Twelve-Fingered Boy, continuing with The Shibboleth, and ending with The Conformity has been hailed by Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing as "amazing" and "mesmerizing."
Jacobs's first fantasy novel, The Incorruptibles, was nominated for the Morningstar and Gemmell Awards in the UK. Pat Rothfuss has said of this book, "One part ancient Rome, two parts wild west, one part Faust. A pinch of Tolkien, of Lovecraft, of Dante. This is strange alchemy, a recipe I've never seen before. I wish more books were as fresh and brave as this."
His recent collection of two short novels, A Lush and Seething Hell, was nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award and garnered rave reviews.
His fiction has appeared in Playboy Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Apex Magazine, and his essays have been featured on CBS Weekly and Huffington Post.
Follow him at @johnhornor on Twitter or visit johnhornor.com to learn more.