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Remember the fairy stories you were told as a child? Tales of tiny, magical, winged beings and elves, wicked witches and goblins. Demons . . . What if one day you found out they were true? What if, when you became an adult, you discovered they were all based on fact? What if you met the fantasy and it was all so very real? That's what happened to Thom Kindred. The wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for not far behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad. And the Bad had designs on Thom. The Bad would show him real evil. He would see the hellhagges and the demons. He would be touched by perverted passion. And corruption. And he would encounter his own worst nightmare. The Bad would seek to destroy him. And only the magic of the little beings would be able to help him. ONCE, James Herbert's masterful new novel of erotic love and darkest horror, will take you to a realm where fantasy and reality collide, where faerytales really can come true. From Britain's Number One bestselling author of chiller fiction, this is James Herbert's finest novel to date.
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Product details

  • Audio
  • 107 x 139 x 17mm | 117g
  • Macmillan Audio Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged edition
  • 033378264X
  • 9780333782644

Author information

James Herbert is not just Britain's No. 1 bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he has held since publication of his first novel, but is one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty-three foreign languages, including Russian and Chinese. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his nineteen novels have sold more than 48 million copies worldwide.
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'...this memorable novel is a true classic' - Publishing News; '...an apocalyptic vision' - Independent; 'Britain's topselling horror master is at his chilling best again in this disturbing page-turner' - Liverpool Echo; 'There is not a moment in this book when the reader cannot fail to be moved as well as horrified as the tale unfolds' - Books Magazine; 'A humane and inspiring tale' - Glasgow Herald
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3,417 ratings
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4 32% (1,107)
3 26% (903)
2 8% (264)
1 4% (147)
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