Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel?
A grand and glorious story that has endured for centuries, the ageless classic adventure takes on a breathtaking new life in a remarkable new version for a modern era. Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed, award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan, based on the screenplay by #1 New York Times bestseller Neil Gaiman and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Roger Avary, it is the tale of a noble liege and a terrible creature who has cursed his kingdom with death, blood, and destruction—and of the great hero, Beowulf, who is called to a land of monsters to triumph where so many have failed…or to die as so many of the brave before him.
Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan (born May 26, 1964 in Skerries, Dublin, Ireland) is the author of many science fiction and dark fantasy works, including six novels, many comic books, more than one hundred published short stories, novellas, and vignettes, and numerous scientific papers.
A hit man who kills with coincidence... A detective caught in a war between two worlds... A man whose terrible appetites hide an even darker secret . . . Dark Horse once again teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound) to bring you this masterful marriage of the darkness without and the darkness within. Supernatural Noir is an anthology of original tales of the dark fantastic from twenty modern masters of suspense, including Brian Evenson, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Gregory Frost, Jeffrey Ford, and many more. CONTENTS | — Introduction — Ellen Datlow The Dingus — Gregory Frost The Getaway — Paul G. Tremblay Mortal Bait — Richard Bowes Little Shit — Melanie Tem Ditch Witch — Lucius Shepard The Last Triangle — Jeffrey Ford The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven — Laird Barron The Romance — Elizabeth Bear Dead Sister — Joe R. Lansdale Comfortable in Her Skin — Lee Thomas But for Scars — Tom Piccirilli The Blisters on My Heart — Nate Southard The Absent Eye — Brian Evenson The Maltese Unicorn — Caitlín R. Kiernan Dreamer of the Day — Nick Mamatas In Paris, in the Mouth of Kronos — John Langan