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Embark on a full-throttled epic adventure that answers mankind’s most enduring questions in the thrilling new novel BEFORE, coming soon from award-winning author Paul Kane.

Part horror story, part non-stop road adventure, part historical drama, BEFORE (ISBN: 978-1-940658-78-0) is “the dark fantasy version of Cloud Atlas.” Kane’s BEFORE is an engaging thrill ride as wide in its scope as it is in its imagination, which seeks to answer some of the greatest questions that haunt mankind: Who are we? Why are we here? And where are we going?

A mind-bending journey through the past, present and future, Before opens in a psychiatric hospital in 1970s Germany where a patient nearing the end of his life speaks again for the first time in years. Fast-forward to England today where college professor Alex Webber is celebrating his birthday with family and friends, an occasion that unexpectedly sends him into a terrifying downward spiral where he is plagued by a series of disturbing, hallucinatory visions that threaten his own life and, ultimately, becomes a high-stakes gamble for the souls of all humanity.

As an award-winning, bestselling British author and editor of over 60 books, Kane’s work includes the recent hit novel Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, the Arrowhead trilogy (later released as the sellout Hooded Man omnibus), plus The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Hellbound Hearts, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror and more.

Horror and dark fantasy icon Clive Barker calls Paul Kane, “a first-rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned."