Subterranean Press reports the signed, limited edition of Robert McCammon’s Baal is in stock and shipping. Long the Holy Grail because of its elusiveness and high price, first editions of this classic McCammon hardcover have sold for $600+ on the collector’s market through the years.

Description: The story begins with a horrific rape on the streets of New York City. Nine months after that violation, a most unusual child is born. His name is Jeffrey Harper Raines, but he quickly assumes his true name — and true purpose — as Baal, a new incarnation of the ancient prince of demons. The narrative recounts his lethal progress through the 20th century, which begins with the destruction of his earthly “family.” From there, Jeffrey/Baal moves to a doomed Catholic orphanage, where he unleashes carnage on an unprecedented scale, then out into the wider world, where he embraces his destiny as the Prophet of the Damned, generating a legacy of chaos, violence, and despair.

Baal is very much a young man’s book, raw and brimming with emotion. Listen closely and you’ll hear the voice of a gifted storyteller struggling to be born. In 1980, the career that would encompass Swan Song, Boy’s Life, and The Five still lay waiting several years down the road. This is where it began.

The Subterranean edition features a full-color dust jacket and interior illustrations by Tomislav Tikulin, is smythe sewn, with a full cloth binding. It’s also limited to only 1000 numbered copies, each signed by the author. Please get your order in soon. We already have more orders from our wholesale and large online retail accounts than we’ll be able to fill, but are taking care of our direct customers first.

Check it out: BAAL

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