By Clive Barker
From grasp storyteller Clive Barker comes an epic story of delusion, magic, and forbidden passion—complete with new illustrations and a brand new Appendix.
Imajica is an epic past evaluate: sizeable in perception, obsessively designated in execution, and apocalyptic in its solution. At its middle lies the sensualist and grasp artwork forger, light, whose existence unravels while he encounters Judith Odell, whose strength to persuade the destinies of fellows is vaster than she understands, and Pie 'oh' pah, an alien murderer who comes from a hidden dimension.
That size is certainly one of 5 within the nice procedure known as Imajica. they're worlds which are completely not like our personal, yet are governed, peopled, and haunted by means of species whose lives are intricately attached with ours. As mild, Judith, and Pie 'oh' pah shuttle the Imajica, they discover a path of crimes and intimate betrayals, best them to a revelation so startling that it alterations fact forever.
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