The Book of Skulls (Paperback)
Del Rey Books, 9780345471383, 232pp.
Publication Date: January 31, 2006
Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls, where a mystic brotherhood guards the secret of eternal life. There, the four aspirants will present themselves and a horrific price will be demanded.
For immortality requires sacrifice. Two victims to balance two survivors. One by suicide, one by murder.
Now, beneath the gaze of grinning skulls, the terror begins. . . .
Praise For The Book of Skulls…
“[This] is Robert Silverberg at his very best, and when [he’s] at his best, no one is better.”
–George R.R. Martin
“This is, simply put, one of my favorite nightmare novels.”
–Harlan Ellison, author of I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
“Flawlessly written . . . as close to poetic beauty as any contemporary science fiction novel I’ve ever read.”
–James Blish, Hugo Award—winning author of A Case of Conscience
“The Book of Skulls is a revelation–it was a masterpiece when I first read it, and remains a masterpiece to this day.”
–Greg Bear, New York Times bestselling author of Darwin’s Radio
“Silverberg is a master writer in any genre–and now you’re going to find out why they call them ‘thrillers.’ ”
–John Shirley, author of Demons
“Where Silverberg goes today, science fiction will follow tomorrow.”