Gustav Gloom and the Nightmare Vault (Hardcover)

By Adam-Troy Castro, Kristen Margiotta (Illustrator)

Grosset & Dunlap, 9780448458342, 248pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2013



Hugo Award nominee Adam-Troy Castro's exciting new world full of shadows and mystery grows in book 2 of the Gustav Gloom series. In Gustav Gloom and the Nightmare Vault, Fernie and Gustav find themselves battling another shadowy foe--The Shadow Eater. He is after one thing, The Nightmare Vault, which his master, the evil Lord Obsidian will use to unleash the most terrifying and threatening shadows into the world. As Fernie and Gustav race to stop the Shadow Eater, Fernie learns about Gustav's mysterious past and just what happened to his missing parents.

Featuring a unique paper-over-board cover and beautifully dark full page illustrations by Kristen Margiotta, Gustav Gloom is sure to be a hit with fans who, like Fernie, love a little darkness in their lives.

About the Author

Adam-Troy Castro has said in interviews that he likes to jump genres and styles, and has therefore refused to ever stay in place long enough to permit the unwanted existence of a creature that could be called a "typical" Adam-Troy Castro story. As a result, his short works range from the wild farce of his "Vossoff and Nimmitz" tales to the grim Nebula nominee, "Of A Sweet Slow Dance In The Wake Of Temporary Dogs." His twenty prior books include a nonfiction analysis of the Harry Potter phenomenon, four Spider-Man adventures, and three novels about his interstellar murder investigator Andrea Cort (among them the winner of the Philip K. Dick award, EMISSARIES FROM THE DEAD). Adam's other award nominations include six Nebulas, two Hugos, and two Stokers. Adam lives in Miami with his wife, Judi, and three insane cats named Uma Furman, Meow Farrow, and Harley Quinn.