Lost Gods: A Novel by BromLost Gods: A Novel by Brom

Lost Gods: A Novel


Paperback | September 26, 2017

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In Lost Gods, Brom, the artist and author of The Child Thief and Krampus, brings readers into a dark, fantastical, masterful mix of brilliant illustrations and dazzling prose.

A young man descends into Purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this gorgeous, illustrated tale of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller and acclaimed artist Brom.

Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears . . .

Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake.To save them, he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death. Alone, confused, and damned, Chet steels himself against the unfathomable terrors awaiting him as he descends into death’s stygian blackness.

With Lost Gods, Brom’s gritty and visceral writing takes us on a haunting, harrowing journey into the depths of the underworld. Thrust into a realm of madness and chaos, where ancient gods and demons battle over the dead, and where cabals of souls conspire to overthrow their masters, Chet plays a dangerous game, risking eternal damnation to save his family.

Over the past few decades, Brom has lent his distinctive vision to all facets of the creative industries, from novels and games to comics and film. He is the author of Krampus the Yule Lore, The Child Thief, and the award-winning illustrated horror novels The Plucker and The Devil’s Rose. He is currently kept in a dank cellar somewhere...
Title:Lost Gods: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 1.36 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062095692

ISBN - 13:9780062095695


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Idea, Poor Execution Although the plot is interesting and the illustrations are gorgeous, I have to say that this novel felt rushed and incomplete. From the writing, it seemed like much of the story was made up on the go and based purely on previously drawn illustrations. Characters are flat and two dimensional, and many of the characters that are built up to be important quickly disappear from the storyline. There are lots of typos, spelling mistakes, and sometimes it is hard to distinguish who is who from brief introductions and confusing prose. Although I wanted to like this book, it never seemed to live up to its grandiose expectations.
Date published: 2018-05-14

Editorial Reviews

“Set in a Dantean world both hauntingly alien and strangely familiar, Brom’s LOST GODS sets a harrowing course between damnation and redemption. A hell of a read!”