Three Hands Press Publishing Richard Gavin’s “Sylan Dread”

Three Hands Press, the publishing wing of the Cultus Sabbatai, is announcing the June publication of SYLVAN DREAD by Richard Gavin. They say:

“Those who dwell unseen within the hedge, the grotesques emergent in the weave of tangled roots, the writhing form amid the shadows of the Willow boughs—all are keepers of a rustic and terrible wisdom predating the emergence of mankind. Lurching between disembodiment and wholly manifest flesh, the baleful forces of wasteland and rural barren have long been etched upon the human soul.

“From the preeminent author of At Fear’s Altar and The Benighted Path comes Sylvan Dread, Richard Gavin’s long awaited fifth collection of preternatural tales. Bound within are thirteen nightmares exploring the Sinister Pastoral, the dominion prevailing at the intersection of mortal reckoning and the primordium of daemonic Nature.

“As a meditation on the forces of predation and parasitism, monstrous fecundity and decay, and those hidden folk who occupy the spaces between the branches, Sylvan Dread evokes the primeval wood — the place where all dreams and nightmares begin. In this isolate copse we witness the excavation of abominations long earthbound, the twilight of the rational, and the forgotten violence of the Dionysian Rite.

“‘ Gavin’s writing serves as a testament that great masters once crafted great stories
…and as evidence that they shall do so again.’

— Thomas Ligotti”

SYLVAN DREAD is now available for pre-order from Three Hands Press. The book is 192 pages and is to be released in three editions:

A trade paper edition, with color cover: $22.95

A standard hardcover edition with dust jacket, limited to 1,000 copies: $34.95

A special edition in full burnt umber deerskin, with slipcase and marbled endpapers, blocked with arboreal device, and limited to 37 hand numbered copies. $430.00 (limit one per customer).

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Shipping: please add $7.00 per book for USA orders

Sylan Dread

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