by Clive Barker
A book of revelations. A seamless tapestry of erotic passion, thwarted ambition and mythic horror.
Clive Barker takes us on a voyage to worlds beyond our knowledge, but within our grasp.
John Furie Zacharias, known as Gentle, a master forger whose life is a series of lies.
Judith Odell, a beautiful woman desired by three powerful men, but belonging to none of them.
Pie'oh'pah, a mysterious assassin who deals in love as well as death.
These three are united in a desperate search for the heart of a universal mystery, and will find the truth that lies in a place as mysterious as the face of God, and as secret as the human soul.
They discover the Imajica. Imajica is many things: an epic novel of vast panoramas and intimate, obsessive passions, embracing ghosts and reflections as well as the human and the divine.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 1136 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/04/1992
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9780006178040
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Review by Eric_the_Hamster
Up there with Weaveworld as a favourite Clive Barker book - I prefer his fantasy to his horror, although there are visceral horror elements in all his books.I find this one difficult to review as so much happens in the book. In short, Imajica is the name for the 5 "Dominions" or parallel universes. Earth is one which is disconnected from the others. The story is about the attempt to "reconcile" Earth with the rest of Imajica, with Messianic overtones. There are Gnostic undertones in the themes, and some themes (the death of God) are mirrored in Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy. Leaves you breathless.
Review by pamplemousse
The first Clive Barker I ever read, this is a brilliant and complex fantasy epic. Recommended.
Review by Steph78
Anyone who likes fantasy epic should give this one a try!