Somehow, we’ve reached the midway point in the scandalous misadventures of Hiram Grange. Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist, from the pen of Robert Davies, has just been released by Shroud Publishing. The same team have been involved, meaning interiors from Danny Evarts and Malcolm McClinton, with Malcolm of course providing another glorious cover.
After the crushing conclusion of Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers, Hiram has little time to pull himself back together before he’s investigating the mysterious Occlusionist Movement. Old enemies return, seemingly from the grave, as the Movement prepares to unleash its Digital Eucharist, and in doing so enslave the world.
It’s an action-packed romp, this one, a very different flavour to Little Hitlers, and that’s part of what I love about this series. Same character, same world, but different outlooks. There’s a lot jammed into the Grange books, and the different styles brought in by the different authors in each adventure add to the intrigue of the whole. It’s like reading a series such Doctor Who, which follows consistent characters through tales penned by several creators. If people love Hiram, they’re still going to have a favourite book or author among them. Some will love Jake’s sometimes laugh-out-loud comic darkness, others will find Scott’s disturbed and surreal emotional landscape most appealing, and still others will be be drawn in by Rob’s explosive, genre-fusing adventure. Kevin Lucia and I aren’t even in the mix yet, but already Hiram readers have had a hell of a varied ride.
Get yourself a copy of Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist from Shroud Publishing, or from Amazon.com (Amazon haven’t yet updated the content, but will happily sell you the book). As it starts appearing on other Amazon sites, such as Canada and the UK. I’ll let you know.
And if you haven’t got them yet…
Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned, by Jake Burrows. Something wicked walks the streets of the picturesque New Hampshire village of Great Bay–something that has inexplicably risen from the grave to wreak a horrifying vengeance. Only one man can stop it–provided he can stay sober long enough to answer the call!
Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers, by Scott Christian Carr. Hitler has escaped. Twelve of them, to be precise, each cloned from the original and hiding in the bizarre American underground. Hiram Grange has been tasked with hunting them down. The only problem: he’s hit rock bottom. His worst binge ever — a mad dance with absinthe, opium and depression…