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The Black Crusade 

The Black Crusade (2004)
A novel by Richard Harland

 
A gothic fantasy, grotesque and macabre with elements of bizarre comedy. It tells of a journey made by Basil Smorta in the company of a group of 'Fundamental Darwinists' across Eastern Europe in the year 1894. Along the way, the crusaders encounter memory-ghosts, love-vampires and a bomb-throwing police force. Basil cares only for the Australian singer with whom he has fallen in love or lust; unfortunately she's locked up inside an iron box,

It's a book that defies categories and is almost impossible to describe. Think of a cross between Edgar Allan Poe and Jasper Fforde, or Mervyn Peake and South Park!

The Black Crusade won the Golden Aurealis Award for Best Novel in Any Genre of SF/Fantasy/Horror (by an Australian author)

 
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Paperback Editions

2004 : Paperback
Title: The Black Crusade
Author(s): Richard Harland
ISBN: 0975214306 / 9780975214305 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Chimaera Publications
Availability: Amazon   

 


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