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EPIC SUPERNATURAL THRILLER BEFORE BY PAUL KANE IMAGINES DIRE CONSEQUENCES FOR MANKIND. NOW AVAILABLE!
Mankind’s most enduring questions are answered with the release of Before, the thrilling new fantasy and supernatural adventure novel from award-winning author Paul Kane.
Part horror story, part non-stop road adventure, part historical drama, Before(ISBN: 978-1-940658-78-0) is a work like no other. Described as “the dark fantasy version of Cloud Atlas,” Kane’s Before is a compelling epic that is as wide in scope as it is in imagination that answers the enduring questions about who we are, why we’re here and where we’re going.
Kane’s mind-bending journey begins in a psychiatric hospital in 1970s Germany where a patient nearing the end of his life speaks again for the first time in years. Fast-forward to present-day England where college professor Alex Webber is celebrating his birthday with family and friends, an occasion that sends him into a terrifying downward spiral in which he is plagued by a series of hallucinatory visions that threaten to his unravel his life and portend an even more ominous outcome for the souls of humanity.
“If you enjoy [Clive] Barker, you will love Paul Kane. He has matured a lot and is now conjuring these fantastical workings as memorably as the master imaginer Barker,” said Steve Dillon in his review of Before at Dread Central. “Not to diminish Kane’s work in any way, as this is truly compelling reading.”
As an award-winning, bestselling British author and editor of over 60 books, Kane’s work includes the recent hit novel Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, the Arrowhead trilogy (later released as the sellout Hooded Man omnibus), plus The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Hellbound Hearts, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror and more.
Horror and dark fantasy icon Clive Barker calls Paul Kane, “a first-rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned.”
Before becomes the next offering in a long line of acclaimed titles from Chicago-based independent publisher Grey Matter Press that began in 2013 with the release of its inaugural anthology, the Bram Stoker Award®-nominated Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror - Volume One.
“It’s an honor to commemorate our fifth anniversary in publishing with the release of this engaging epic by the accomplished Paul Kane,” said Anthony Rivera, editor and publisher. “In Before, Kane unveils new fantastical horrors that have become the signature ingredients in the genre-shattering fiction for which he’s known. The concepts explored in Before are going to blow readers away, during and long after they’re done reading the book.”
Before is now available in trade paperback and all common digital formats wherever fine books are sold worldwide. For more information visit PaulKanesBefore.com, GreyMatterPress.com or Paul Kane’s website at shadow-writer.co.uk.