SNEAK PEEK: Archaia titles for November 14, 2012

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Archaia sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week.  Take the jump for a look at City in the Desert, Hopeless, Maine, and Tales of the Macabre.

CITY IN THE DESERT
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95
Page Count: 144 pages
Format: Hardcover (paper over board), 6” x 9”, partial color
Genre: Fantasy
Ship Date: November 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-55-8
Diamond Code: FEB120742
Written by Moro Rogers
Illustrated by Moro Rogers
Cover by Moro Rogers
Rating: T+ – TEEN PLUS (16 and up, may contain moderate violence, moderate profanity use and suggestive themes )

Monster hunter Irro is perhaps the only person in Kevala making a good living. The city pays him and his tailed assistant, Hari, a bounty for each monster carcass they bring in. But one day a religious sect called The Way of the Sacred Peace comes to Kevala to solve the monster problem by capping the city’s Spirit Fountain. Out of a job with all the monsters gone, Irro and Hari are determined to prove that there is a more sinister plot behind the Sacred Peace’s plan.

HOPELESS, MAINE VOL. 1: PERSONAL DEMONS
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 128 pages
Format: Hardcover with no dust jacket (paper over board), 6” x 9”, full color
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Ship Date: November 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-57-2
Diamond Code: FEB120745
Written by Tom and Nimue Brown
Illustrated by Tom Brown
Cover by Tom Brown
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

On the isolated, windswept island of Hopeless, Maine, a young witch finds an abandoned girl named Salamandra in a gothic house. Salamandra doesn’t want to talk about what happened to her parents. She doesn’t want to live in the orphanage either, but there isn’t much choice. Growing up with ghosts, strange creatures and horrible children would be hard enough work for anyone, but there are also the demons to contend with. And Salamandra isn’t sure if she really is an orphan. She hopes so. The alternative would be far worse!

TALES OF THE MACABRE
Illustrated Prose Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $29.95 U.S.
Page Count: 224 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 7.75” x 10.825”, black and white with full-color illustrations
Ship Date: November 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-40-4
Diamond Code: AUG110810
Written by Edgar Allan Poe
Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe
Cover by Benjamin Lacombe
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

A unique luxury edition of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short stories, Tales of the Macabre takes the reader into the heart of a dozen stories such as The Fall of The House of Usher, Berenice, and The Black Cat…all beautifully illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe. This edition includes Charles Baudelaire’s essay on Poe’s life and works.

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