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Midas (October 2023)
A novel by Tyler Jones
Introduction by Josh Malerman
Artwork by Vincent Chong
Halloween Series novel #18: An epic horror novel about a family fighting against death in an unsettling vision of the Old West, by the author of Burn the Plans (an Esquire Best Horror Book of 2022).
Former preacher Jeremiah Pevensie has lost his faith after the death of his young son. When he discovers a dead body in the woods near his house, and a map depicting a location that doesn’t exist, Jeremiah and his wife begin a journey to uncover the secret of a power that can transform anything to pure gold. A journey that puts them on a collision course with a violent cult leader.
From the peak of a secret mountain where time stands still, to a stone fortress that never stops growing, Midas is a brutal and gripping novel of greed, terror, sacrifice...and consequences.
|500 numbered, Smyth sewn, offset printed copies, signed by Tyler Jones and Josh Malerman, $60
|15 lettered, offset printed, traycased hardcovers, both book and traycase completely hand made using the finest materials, signed by Tyler Jones, Josh Malerman, and Vincent Chong, Price TBD but $750 minimum based on materials and labor
Praise for Midas and the works of Tyler Jones
“Midas is a heart-wrenching cautionary tale about greed, and love, and loss, and so many of the flawed parts of ourselves that leave gaping holes where perfection should be. However, as Jones points out—in gruesome, diabolic detail—it’s those missing pieces that make us human, and fallible, and—in some cases—murderous. This is a story I won’t soon forget; there is imagery in this book I’ll take with me to the grave.”
—Philip Fracassi, author of Boys in the Valley
"Tyler Jones writes with the lyrical complexity and haunting tenderness of masters like Matheson and Straub while remaining entirely new and inventive. A true visionary of contemporary horror fiction."
—Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke
"The prose is perfect, the story beautifully balanced, and the atmosphere is so strong it feels like you could cut it with a knife. Haunting, uncanny and profound: the strongest and most compelling new voice that I've read in a very long time."
—Michael Marshall Smith, author of Only Forward and The Straw Men, on Criterium
“Tyler Jones’ stories are a manifesto for how horror can move, disturb, amuse, and devastate...written with such heart and humanity that you close the book feeling refreshed, confident that horror still has much to offer.”
—Esquire Magazine on Burn the Plans
“Tyler Jones is unmistakably one of the brightest lights in horror right now. Read his works and be transformed.”
—Ross Jeffery, author of The Devil's Pocketbook