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Avalon Brantley

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Status available
Release Date 2019
Limitation 199 copies
Size 15 × 23 cm
ISBN 978-3-945795-54-5
Edition numbered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover bound in crushed silk with a die-cut pinhole revealing the illustrated endpapers.


Aornos in ancient Greece was a nekuomanteion — a place to go to consult the dead. Later Latin descendants (pun not fully intended!) of the word added the familiar ‘r’ we now recognize in constructions like ‘necro-’. On the west coast of Italy was another, perhaps more famous nekuomanteion featured in the sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid. It was called Avernus.

— Avalon Brantley

About Avalon Brantley

Avalon Brantley (✝ 2017) published three books so far with Zagava: “Aornos” (re–edition 2019), “Descended Suns Resuscitate” and "The House of Silence".

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