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The Traitor

(The first book in the Cheek Frawg's Weird series)
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As Publishers Weekly writes, "Cisco (The Tyrant) ups the ante for provocative dark fantasy by giving this coming-of-age tale a subtle metaphysical edge. While still a boy, sensitive Nophtha realizes that he's uncommonly empathetic and able to see the world from the perspective of others. Tutored by his uncle, Nophtha apprentices as an itinerant spirit eater, or someone who absorbs lingering ghosts that congest the surrounding atmosphere and converts their essence into formidable healing powers. One day, Nophtha crosses paths with his alter ego, Wite, a soul burner who hopes to evolve to a higher level of being by gorging himself on the souls of the living." Things get worse from there. Recommended for fans of Clive Barker, Thomas Ligotti, Gemma Files, Kafka, Leonora Carrington and other masters of weird fiction. With an introduction by Jeffrey Ford.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Michael Cisco's The Traitor is a sinister, hilarious, and profound story, hallucinatory in its language magic... Lovers of dark fantasy will find something utterly unique and compelling here." - Jeffrey Ford

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Paperback Editions

August 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: The Traitor
Author(s): Michael Cisco
ISBN: 0-8095-7235-4 / 978-0-8095-7235-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prime Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Traitor (Cheek Frawg's Weird Summer Reading Series)
Author(s): Michael Cisco
Publisher: Cheeky Frawg
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU