The White Road – Ron Weighell (Sarob Press)


THE WHITE ROAD is a Hand Numbered Lithographically Printed Limited Edition Hardcover, Bound in WHITE wibalin (fine linen style) with a blocking design to the front boards. Spine Blocking. Full Colour Dust Jacket with wrap cover art, premium Munken Cream 80gsm Bookwove, 16pp section sewn binding, head/tailbands, ribbon marker and, a first for Sarob Press, gorgeous illustrated end-papers.

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When THE WHITE ROAD appeared in 1997, in the Ghost Story Press edition, it collected all the short fiction the author wanted to see preserved at that time. In this new Sarob Press edition a few of the minor, or otherwise readily available stories from the original have been left out and ‘replaced’ by a novella bringing together two of Ron Weighell’s most popular characters, ‘James Calder-Stuart’ and ‘Vallance’, and taking ideas in its plot from one of the ‘lost novels’ mentioned in the introduction to the original edition … “Out of the Hidden Land” has been written especially for this volume. The original stories have been newly typeset and re-imagined. This 384pp (approx) hardcover containing 24 stories and 2 novellas has been a massive undertaking by the author, the artist and by Sarob Press … a true labour of love. The original stories have mostly only minor revisions/corrections etc and appear in the author’s preferred order … and the overall feel and concept of this new volume is wholly different to the GSP edition. And we’ve worked extra hard and really pushed the boat out in regards to design and production. Truly a book to savour … Stories:
“The Secret Place” “Againbite” “The Boat Called Millions of Years” “Carven of Onyx” “Laid Down and Guarded” “The First Turning of the Second Stair” “‘Bishop’ Asgarth’s Chantry” “China Rose” “The Tunnel of Saksaksalim” “Lock Fast the Lock” “The Greater Arcana” “An Empty House” “The Stryx” “The Box Parterre” “Byerly Mount” “Second Death” “The Chestnut Husk” “The Lycurgus Cup” “The Circle of the Hieroglyphs” “The Ram Head Ring” “Necropolis” “The Fire of the Wise” “Diminish Like the Word” “The Resurrection Brass” “The White Road” & “Out of the Hidden Land”
Ron has provided a new introduction for this 20th anniversary edition and artist Nick Maloret has come up with a terrific painting for the jacket, another for the ‘illustrated end-papers’ and distinctive blocking art for the front boards (all based on the Egyptian Magic themes in the new novella).