Weaveworld Weaveworld

Weaveworld

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Publisher Description

Here is storytelling on a grand scale — the stuff of which a classic is made. Weaveworld begins with a rug — a wondrous, magnificent rug — into which a world has been woven. It is the world of the Seerkind, a people more ancient than man, who possesses raptures — the power to make magic. In the last century they were hunted down by an unspeakable horror known as the Scourge, and, threatened with annihilation, they worked their strongest raptures to weave themselves and their culture into a rug for safekeeping. Since then, the rug has been guarded by human caretakers.

The last of the caretakers has just died.

Vying for possession of the rug is a spectrum of unforgettable characters: Suzanna, granddaughter of the last caretaker, who feels the pull of the Weaveworld long before she knows the extent of her own powers; Calhoun Mooney, a pigeon-raising clerk who finds the world he's always dreamed of in a fleeting glimpse of the rug; Immacolata, an exiled Seerkind witch intent on destroying her race even if it means calling back the Scourge; and her sidekick, Shadwell, the Salesman, who will sell the Weaveworld to the highest bidder.

In the course of the novel the rug is unwoven, and we travel deep into the glorious raptures of the Weaveworld before we witness the final, cataclysmic struggle for its possession.

Barker takes us to places where we have seldom been in fiction--places terrifying and miraculous, humorous, and profound. With keen psychological insight and prodigious invention, his trademark graphic vision balanced by a spirit of transcendent promise, Barker explores the darkness and the light, the magical and the monstrous, and celebrates the triumph of the imagination.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2014
June 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
822
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crossroad Press
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
806.9
KB

Customer Reviews

kindal8 ,

Cult classic-best novel of all time

Read this book numerous times. I read between 250-500 books a year and am 61 so that means this book really makes an impression read it for yourself and see if it haunts you too.

DDFan ,

Stunning

Profound, complex and at many times truly terrifying. Barker writes what I’ve always called “beautiful nightmares”. There is so much best described in Weaveworld. The true monsters are often people, a theme revisited in his books (Cabal especially). I return to Weaveworlds pages every five years or so, and it’s shears full of new discoveries.
The reason for 4 stars? It’s not as good a book as Imajica, but then again, nothing is.

Brit.vic ,

Weaveworld

I have read and re read this book from its first publication, and still find myself amazed by how Clive Barker can paint pictures with words. Bravo maestro!

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