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Portent. by James Herbert - Paperback - First Edition Thus [1993], so stated.   - 1993. - from Black Cat Hill Books and

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by James Herbert

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London, UK Hodder & Stoughton: New English Library, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus [1993], so stated. First Edition Thus [1993], so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of light use: shows the slightest spine lean; light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint creasing to wrapper covers; a tiny scar near the upper front corner where a sticker has been removed; the binding is secure; the text is clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 413pp. Mass Market Paperback. Fast on the trail of "Twister" is this apocalyptic novel replete with meteorological mayhem. Shimmering lights precede a slew of natural disasters and plunge British climatologist James Rivers into a battle between good and evil. A twist of events brings Rivers to Hazelrod, a deteriorated Georgian estate nestled in the English countryside. There, Rivers meets adopted Romanian twin children who possess not only phenomenal healing powers but also answers to why the planet is destroying itself. Herbert spreads his story to the remotest corners of the earth, bringing in characters of many countries, each of whom dies in some disaster or another. The significant characters beyond Rivers and his Hazelrod companions are a Scottish Highlands hermit and the grotesque high priestess of a New Orleans earth cult. Both characters also hold evidence crucial to the novel's outcome. Herbert has a brilliant descriptive sensibility and uses it to create unforgettable disaster scenes. His obvious knowledge of meteorology also lends credence to his otherwordly premise.


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