Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Reserve your copy of Kim Paffenroth's VALLEY OF THE DEAD now!

Cargo Cult Press is issuing a super-limited edition of Kim Paffenroth's Valley of the Dead: The Real Story of Inferno, with art by Alex McVey. There will be a 90 day reservation period for this title with no more than 150 sold. It will ship on about August 31, 2009.

Reserve your copy now!

About Valley of the Dead
For seventeen years of his life, the whereabouts of the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri is unknown to modern scholars. All we know is that during this time, he traveled as an exile across Europe, while working on his epic poem, The Divine Comedy. In his masterpiece he describes a journey through the three realms of the afterlife. The volume describing hell, Inferno, is the most famous of the the three.

Valley of the Dead is the real story behind Inferno. In his wanderings, Dante stumbles on a zombie infestation, and the things he sees there - people being devoured, burned alive, boiled in pitch, torn apart by dogs, eviscerated, impaled, crucified, etc. - become the basis of all the horrors he describes in Inferno. Afraid to be labeled a madman, Dante made the terrors he witnessed into a more "believable" account of an otherworldly adventure with demons and mythological monsters, but now the real story can finally be told.

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