Abomination by Gary Whitta
Whitta is a master of suspense. Abomination grabs you and doesn’t let go. – Hugh Howey, New York Times-Bestselling Author of Wool
He is England’s greatest knight, the man who saved the life of Alfred the Great and an entire kingdom from a Viking invasion. But when he is called back into service to combat a plague of monstrous beasts known as abominations, he meets a fate worse than death and is condemned to a life of anguish, solitude, and remorse.
She is a fierce young warrior, raised among an elite order of knights. Driven by a dark secret from her past, she defies her controlling father and sets out on a dangerous quest to do what none before her ever have―hunt down and kill an abomination, alone.
When a chance encounter sets these two against one another, an incredible twist of fate will lead them toward a salvation they never thought possible―and prove that the power of love, mercy, and forgiveness can shine a hopeful light even in history’s darkest age.
Game of Thrones by way of H.P. Lovecraft. – Cliff Bleszinski, creator of Gears of War
A well-written debut that skillfully blends science fiction, historical fantasy, and spiritual themes…a tense, nail-biting ride. – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Brutal, brilliant, and deeply compelling. An absolute must-read. – Nerdist Podcast
[This] novel about a medieval knight battling an unspeakable horror is getting tons of buzz. – io9
I enjoyed this book thoroughly, horror historical magic fun. – Felicia Day
Nothing can prepare you. – Naomi Kyle
Abomination is an unexpected love-hate/buddy picture fantasy tale with swordplay, knights, and magic―though one with a heaping helping of many-tentacled, acid-blood-filled, gut-chomping creatures. We’ll take that sequel now. – The Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
Abomination is truly fantastic. It’s everything I loved about The Name of the Wind and so much more. – Gale Anne Hurd, producer of The Terminator, Aliens, and The Walking Dead
An epic blend of black magic, badass monsters, broadswords, and bloodshed. – Nicole Perlman, cowriter of Guardians of the Galaxy
Bloody, unapologetic fantasy―this is history twisted by the hands of a master storyteller. – Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Zer0es
Whitta has done an incredible job weaving together historical fiction, fantasy, and horror. This is a book that stays with you. – Veronica Belmont, Sword & Laser podcast
Dark. Scary. Magical. Monstrous. Abomination is my kind of wonderful. – Adam Christopher, author of The Burning Dark
It’s a story where the reader travels to some very dark places that Whitta has created, with elements of horror, action and (thankfully) humor that keeps you turning pages until you get to the last one. – Elliott Serrano, Geek to Me
The one-time editor for the acclaimed gaming magazine PC GAMER, Whitta has carved a name out for himself with his sensational screenplay for The Book of Eli, overseeing Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead game and writing a draft for Star Wars: Rogue One. Now, Whitta’s debut novel, Abomination, takes the writer deep into the world of dark fantasy. – Fangoria
Abomination looks to place [Whitta] even more prominently on the must-read map. – Daily Dead
One of the biggest debut novels of the summer is Gary Whitta’s Abomination. – Dread Central
If you’re looking for a true escape―from real life and from the standard fantasy tropes―then look no further. – Science Fiction Book Club
Abomination is an immensely satisfying combination of everything we love about fantasy and horror but so rarely see together in the same book. I cannot recommend it highly enough and will definitely be keeping an eye to see what Whitta produces next. – Charlie Hopkins, A Reading Machine
Abomination is remarkable for more than just the words between its pages, but also its road to publication, via Inkshares, a new publisher who offer authors a unique way to engage with their audience. – A Dribble of Ink
With Abomination, Whitta offers up a well-written, concise, quick-moving Dark Ages historical-fantasy tale of honor, redemption, and fortitude laced with horror elements that’s perfect for today’s audiences. – Geeks of Doom
Abomination is tons of fun. – Revolution SF
The abominations themselves are brutal and absolutely horrifying, which is a good thing. They are really nightmare-inducing and I certainly wouldn’t want to come across one! – Vicarious Caytastrophe
Whitta has woven a compelling tale of inner darkness and perseverance, and of betrayal and secrets, into a highly cinematic, visceral experience. It is wonderfully paced, with fantastic and vivid action. A thrilling read! – Elan Samuel, The Warbler
Suspenseful, frightening, and gripping to the final line, Abomination is a modern masterpiece of fantasy/horror fusion. – VGBlogger
About the Author
Gary Whitta is an award-winning screenwriter best known for the postapocalyptic thriller The Book of Eli. He was also a writer and story consultant on Telltale Games’ interactive adaptation of The Walking Dead, for which he was the co-recipient of a BAFTA award. Most recently he served as a writer on Lucasfilm’s new generation of Star Wars projects for film and television. Abomination is his first novel.