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The Resource Tortured souls : the legend of Primordium, Cliver Barker ; [illustrations by Bob Eggleton]

Tortured souls : the legend of Primordium, Cliver Barker ; [illustrations by Bob Eggleton]

Label
Tortured souls : the legend of Primordium
Title
Tortured souls
Title remainder
the legend of Primordium
Statement of responsibility
Cliver Barker ; [illustrations by Bob Eggleton]
Title variation
Legend of Primoridum
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tortured Souls is one of the most vividly imagined, tightly compressed novellas ever written by the incomparable Clive Barker. At once violent and erotic, brutal and strangely beautiful, it takes us into the heart of the legendary "first city" known as Primordium, the site of political upheaval, passionate encounters, and astonishing acts of transformation. Lurking at the edges of this extravagant tale is the ancient entity known as "Agonistes," who accepts the pleas of selected "Supplicants," transforming them, through a combination of art, magic, and pain, into avatars of violence and revenge. The story begins when a freelance assassin named Zarles Krieger commits a routine murder-for-hire. This act will lead him to two life-altering encounters, one with the daughter of his victim, the other with Agonistes himself. This conjunction of the human and the inhuman stands at the center of this instantly absorbing creation. With great authority and equally great economy, Tortured Souls expands to become a portrait of Primordium itself, with its hierarchies, its hidden mysteries, its shifting power structure, and--most significantly--its indelible cast of characters. A perfectly controlled example of what Barker calls "the fantastique," Tortured Souls is something truly special, a story whose imaginative reach and sheer narrative power are evident on every page."-- Provided by publisher
Summary
After a routine job, assassin Zarles Krieger faces the victim's daughter and an entity known as Agonistes, who resides in the legendary city of Primordium
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10395783
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1952-
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Barker, Clive
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Eggleton, Bob
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True
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Assassins
Target audience
adult
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the legend of Primordium
Label
Tortured souls : the legend of Primordium, Cliver Barker ; [illustrations by Bob Eggleton]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20383570
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed./Deluxe Hardcover Ed.
Extent
87 pages
Isbn
9781596066366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn890068461
  • (OCoLC)890068461
Label
Tortured souls : the legend of Primordium, Cliver Barker ; [illustrations by Bob Eggleton]
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20383570
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed./Deluxe Hardcover Ed.
Extent
87 pages
Isbn
9781596066366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn890068461
  • (OCoLC)890068461

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