Authors: Matthew Sprange
An Abaddon Books™ Publication
First published in 2012 by Abaddon Books™, Rebellion Intellectual Property Limited, Riverside House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES, UK.
Editor-in Chief: Jonathan Oliver
Desk Editor: David Moore
Cover Art: Pye Parr
Original Series Cover Art: Mark Harrison & Greg Staples
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ISBN (epub): 978-1-84997-432-5
ISBN (mobi): 978-1-84997-433-2
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The Twilight of Kerberos Series
The Lucius Kane Adventures
by Matthew Sprange
The Kali Hooper Adventures
by Mike Wild
The Clockwork King of Orl
Crucible of the Dragon God
Engines of the Apocalypse
The Trials of Trass Kathra
The Silus Morlader Adventures
by Jonathan Oliver
The Call of Kerberos
The Wrath of Kerberos
The Gabriella DeZantez Adventures
by David A. McIntee
The Light of Heaven
Twilight of Kerberos – The Final Adventure
by Mike Wild
Children of the Pantheon
ELCOME TO THE
world of Twilight, overshadowed by the god planet Kerberos and packed with heroes and monsters, villains and magic. When Matthew Sprange and I sat down to plan out this shared-world series, right from the off I wanted to celebrate the pulp fantasy written by the likes of Fritz Leiber, Robert Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. I wanted us to look away from the epic doorstep tomes produced by writers such as George R.R. Martin and Steven Erikson (brilliant though they are) and instead create a collection of punchy fantasy adventures, each of which would stand alone but also continue to add to the world we were creating. This is more Swords and Sorcery than Tolkeinesque high fantasy; the emphasis is on fast-paced tales of sword wielders and spell slingers. Sprange’s world is very Lieber-esque but there’s also something of the tales of Conan here, while the stories remain very much Matthew’s own.
This is the first of several
Twilight of Kerberos
omnibus editions and is a great place to start if you are unfamiliar with the series. Subsequent editions will follow different heroes as the series moves towards an apocalyptic climax. So pour yourself a tankard of mead and turn the page of this mighty tome. There is high adventure here and magic, just beware the wrath of the Lord of All and the warrior priests of the Final Faith!
Jonathan Oliver (Editor)
Original cover art by Mark Harrison