This is a digital mock-up. Actual item may differ.


Avalon Brantley

Choose another edition:

Out of print


Status Out of print
Release Date 2019
Limitation 24 copies
Size 15 × 23 cm
ISBN 978-3-945795-54-5
Edition lettered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover bound in illustrated buckram. It features a frontispiece, coloured endpapers, head- and tailbands and a silk ribbon page marker.


Aornos in ancient Greece was a nekuomanteion — a place to go to consult the dead. Later Latin descendants (pun not fully intended!) of the word added the familiar ‘r’ we now recognize in constructions like ‘necro-’. On the west coast of Italy was another, perhaps more famous nekuomanteion featured in the sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid. It was called Avernus.

— Avalon Brantley

About Avalon Brantley

Avalon Brantley (✝ 2017) published three books so far with Zagava: “Aornos” (re–edition 2019), “Descended Suns Resuscitate” and "The House of Silence".

Read more