They are the Misbegotten — the creatures of our world’s darkest folklore, who hunger for flesh and blood…but who hunger for revenge most of all. This book collects four stories from Brian Hodge’s acclaimed Misbegotten mythos into a single volume:
“The Alchemy of the Throat” — A modern-day castrato soprano becomes the latest in a line of indispensable companions to an ancient benefactor. A Bram Stoker Award finalist.
“The Dripping of Sundered Wineskins” — The immortal Sisters of the Trinity catapult an Irish stigmatic toward his destiny of being either a saint or a butcher. A World Fantasy Award finalist.
“When the Bough Doesn’t Break” — The testament of Saint Patrick the Fallen lures a pair of young seekers to rural Ireland, where an agent of divine retribution waits to be unleashed.
World of Hurt — The short novel that Rue Morgue said “makes Lovecraft’s Old Ones seem downright compassionate.”