The Adversary Cycle
by F. Paul Wilson
A Note From F. Paul Wilson:
The Adversary Cycle didn't start out as a cycle. I like doing connected stories - future histories or separate stories sharing the same milieu - but had no intention of doing a series. So the first three novels were intended as stand alones. Completely unrelated. As a matter of fact, Wm. Morrow rejected The Tomb because it was too unlike The Keep. And The Touch was like neither.
Then I went to work on a novel called The Chadham Clone. It too was meant to be a stand-alone, with no relation to The Keep. I wanted to misdirect you into thinking it was going to be like a Rosemary's Baby or an Omen, then hit you with something different (just as The Keep looks like a vampire novel for a while, but is not). I wanted to use an evil entity other than the tired old Antichrist, but who? Then I realized I already had that entity in Rasalom from The Keep. I needed a suburban setting convenient to Manhattan, and realized I already had one in Monroe where The Touch took place. I became intrigued by the challenge of tying those two novels, and The Tomb as well, into Rasalom's reincarnation, bringing the books full circle. It worked so well that I suspect my subconscious might have been linking them all along.
"You may have noticed that there's no tomb in The Tomb . That's because my title was Rakoshi, but the publisher insisted on a change. I'll tell the full story in an introduction to the Borderlands edition, but for now I'm delighted to know that exactly twenty years after its first publication, the definitive edition of the first Repairman Jack novel will appear under its original title.
Each of the 6 volumes which comprise F. Paul Wilson's Adversary Cycle is limited to 1000 signed, numbered copies and 26 lettered copies which are leather-bound and traycased.
Limited edition $60.00 | Lettered edition $250.00
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Each Case is hand made, fully lined, bevel-framed artwork, leather, and gold-stamped.
This is the Adversary Cycle Mural created by the popular artist Caniglia especially for our set of limited editions of the 6 volume Cycle. The mural is integrated into a hand-made ALL LEATHER DISPLAY CASE for the entire set of books. When all six volumes are placed in the case, the mural will be visible across the spines of the books and continued on each side of the case. A beautiful, unique item.
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This is the Adversary Mural created by the popular artist Caniglia especially for our set of limited editions of the 6-volume Cycle.
The mural will be integrated into
a hand-made slipcase designed to display the entire set of books.
When all six volumes are placed in the case, the mural will be
visible across the spines of the books.
The mural is also available as a glicee lithograph-quality print signed by the artist and limited to 100.
The Adversary Mural:
Shipped rolled in a tube -- $100.00 plus S&H
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