A novella by Christopher Golden
and James A. Moore
Introduction by Ray Garton
Art by Glenn Chadbourne
gone wrong over the rainbow.
1933. The winds of the Dust Bowl have reduced what had been the
nation's breadbasket to a desert full of broken dreams and desperate
prayers. The water is gone, the crops are ruined and, for the people
of Hawley, Kansas, there's little left to struggle for except the
chance for another day in hell.
There's a storm coming, one that will rip the roofs from farms
and scatter the wretched crops far and wide. One little girl will
find a treasure trove in a ruined field and converse with a nightmare.
One man will find salvation in the dirt and damnation close on its
heels. One woman will suffer the sins of her husband and seek hope
in the actions of her only child.
Dying faith will be tested, because that isn't rain wetting the
crops; it's blood. Those aren't trinkets and toys that are lying
hidden in the fields; they're nightmares wrapped in false promises.
And while the darkest storms bring the brightest rainbows, that
isn't a pot of gold waiting at the far end; it's an emerald that
gleams and flickers with its own infernal light.
Join bestselling authors Christopher Golden and James A. Moore
as they show you there's no hell like home.
|500 numbered hardcovers, signed by Christopher
Golden and James A. Moore
|26 lettered hardcovers, signed by Christopher
Golden, James A. Moore, Ray Garton, and Glenn Chadbourne, and
housed in a handmade traycase featuring a matted piece of original
art by Glenn Chadbourne
Interior images by Glenn Chadbourne
||Traycased Lettered Edition
"The book is well written and well illustrated ... if you
like lots of violence and gore, and youre a fan of 'The Wizard
of Oz,' then youll like this book. The evil manifestations
of Baums characters are one of the highlights of the book."
Green Man Review
"Oz, that wonderful land of munchkins and lollypops, Glenda
and the Emerald City; of wishes fulfilled and happily ever after.
Ray Garton's introduction to this story warns the reader that they
aren't in Kansas anymore and Glenn Chadbourne's excellent artwork
drives the point home. This is a fast, terrifying ride showcasing
the best of Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. I highly recommend
"BLOODSTAINED OZ is one of the best pieces of short horror
fiction I've read to date. The book takes 'The Wizard of Oz' and
injects it with enough evil to make the most avid reader bleed a
nervous sweat, keeping them riveted to the page waiting to see the
outcome of these characters they got to know so quickly. Add in
a sprinkle of hope to a story filled with doom, fear, and gore,
and you've got yourself one of the finest crafted stories you're
likely to read. 5 out of 5 stars."
"This fast-paced read is wonderfully warped and twisted on
its own, but when you throw in the grizzly full page illustrations
of Glenn Chadbourne you add an extra kick to your nightmares. Youll
never look at life over the rainbow quite the same way again. One
can only hope Golden and Moore keep their hands off 101 Dalmatians."
Monsters and Critics
"I was really surprised at just how far Golden and Moore were
willing to push what couldve very easily been a comedic setup.
Instead of going for laughs, they go straight for the throat and
hold nothing whatsoever back from the reader. Its fast and
brutal, but somehow still manages to give enough insight into the
characters at its core to make you care for their well being. BLOODSTAINED
OZ is plain and simple a really good horror story. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 Mugs O Blood."
The Horror Channel
"One of the creepiest pieces of fiction I've read in a long,
long time. Golden and Moore take delight in moving the Oz characters
and creatures from our dreams to our nightmares."
Ray Garton, from the Introduction