HALLOWEENLAND by Al Sarrantonio, art by Alan M. Clark. Forest Hill, MD; CD Publications; 2009. 1st edition hardcover.
Page Count: 288.
Pub. Date: June 2009.
A new full-length Orangefield Halloween novel from Al Sarrantonio!
On a fallow pumpkin patch a carnival springs to life, bringing Death in its wake...
In Orangefield, Halloween is never normal, and this year is no exception. For this year, Orangefield, already the pumpkin capital of the world, is the new home to Halloweenland, a holiday carnival extraordinaire run by the mysterious Mr. Dickens.
Orangefield is also the home of Detective Bill Grant, who has seen it all, and who is on the track of a strange little girl who holds the fate of the Universe in her hands.
The trail will lead from Orangefield to Ireland, the ancient home of Samhain, Lord of the Dead, and back to Halloweenland—where, on what may be the last Halloween ever, the ultimate confrontation between Death and Life will take place.
And where Detective Grant, in the end, will find the strangest of allies...
Reviews and Praise:
"Cemetery Dance's signed, limited hardcover edition of the final chapter in Sarrantonio's Orangefield odyssey, 'Halloweenland', is a worthy addition to any collector's stash. Hardcover, artistic interior design, the stirring art of Alan M. Clark gracing the cover, it's an attractive piece, indeed... Sarrantonio paints portraits with words and imagery as well as anyone writing today. 'Halloweenland' pays a worthy homage to a season loved by many."
— Shroud Magazine.
"No wordsmith since Ray Bradbury has crafted vivid pictures of the autumnal season quite like Al Sarrantonio"
— Horror Reader Exclusive Review.
Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED edition of 1250 copies. Fine in fine dj.