A Sinister Quartet (Paperback)
2020 Locus Recommended Reading List, Best AnthologyContains "The Twice-Drowned Saint" by C.S.E. Cooney, 2020 Locus Recommended Reading List, Best First Novel
"With fiction from C.S.E Cooney, Jessica P. Wick, Amanda J. McGee, and Mike Allen, Mythic Delirium's excellent new anthology, A Sinister Quartet, provides further evidence that long-form genre fiction is not just alive and well but thriving."
-Locus, Ian Mond
"Mythic Delirium is one of the smaller presses which sustains our field . . . This is lovely and fascinating . . . Really fine work."
-Locus, Rich Horton
"Easily one of the best things I've read this year . . . 'The Twice Drowned Saint' alone is worth five times the cost of the collection."
-The Little Red Reviewer
Behind the walls of an invulnerable city ruled by angels, old movies provide balm for the soul and a plan to escape risks grisly retribution. A princess discovers a passage to a nightmarish world of deception and blood-sealed enchantment. A woman who has lost everything meets a man of great wealth and ominous secrets. In a town haunted by tragedy, malevolent supernatural entities converge, and the conflict that ensues unleashes chaos.
A Sinister Quartet gathers original long-form wonders and horrors composed in unusual keys, with a short novel by World Fantasy Award winner C. S. E. Cooney and a new novella from two-time World Fantasy Award finalist Mike Allen joined by debut novellas from rising talents Amanda J. McGee and Jessica P. Wick. All four offer immersions into strange, beautiful and frightening milieus.