Award-winning artist Wayne Barlowe returns to his epic dark fantasy world with this sequel to God's Demon--The Heart of Hell--where rival demons war for control of the infernal domain.
Sargatanas has Ascended and the doomed, anguished souls have found themselves emancipated. Hell has changed…hasn’t it? The demons, wardens of the souls, are free of their inmates…
And the damned, liberated from their terrible torments, twisted and bent but thankful that they are no longer forced to be in proximity to their fearsome jailors, rejoice. But something is stirring under the surface of Hell’s ceaseless carnage…and into this terrible landscape come three entities:
Lilith, the former First Consort to Beelzebub and her Sisters of Sargatanas trying to find a way to save Hannibal…again;
Boudica, a brick no more, forever in search of her lost daughters;
Adramalik, the former Grand Master of the Priory of the Fly reduced to serving a new lord, Ai Apaec, and seeking his destiny as Prince of Hell.
Each will come across new terrors, new infernal monstrosities, all beyond even their imaginations, untouched by what Sargatanas wrought.
Is there something older than Hell? Something no demon, born of Heaven or Hell, ever suspected?
What new horror, what rough beast, its hour come round at last… could possibly be hidden in Hell?
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Barlowe returns to his brutal, dismal version of hell (as portrayed in God's Demon), following demons and a once-human soul in the aftermath of a war that successfully freed souls from eternal torture. After helping emancipate the human souls from imprisonment, demon Lilith must now help rebuild; however, seeing the actions of the newly freed souls, she questions whether her support of their liberation was a wise choice. Meanwhile, demon Adramalik, who was on the losing side, is chosen to lead a new, more destructive war against those who defeated him. Boudica, a soul newly freed by the same demon who imprisoned her, wishes only to find out where her daughters are; in her quest for answers, she makes unexpected allies. Those who haven't read God's Demon will struggle to follow or appreciate this installment, but series fans will savor voyaging with these characters through an ugly, gory, brilliantly written hell.