Bauchelain and Korbal Broach: The Collected Stories, Volume One
This single-volume, three-novella collection is comprised of the three separately-published PS Publishing titles:
-Blood Follows (2002)
-The Healthy Dead (2004)
-The Lees of Laughter’s End (2007)
Originally released in June 2007 in a signed, slipcased edition (it sold out prior to publication), PS Publishing also produced a single volume, unsigned, hardcover edition.
BLOOD FOLLOWS In the port city of Lamentable Moll, a diabolical killer stalks the streets and panic grips the citizens like a fever. As Emancipor Reese’s legendary ill luck would have it, his previous employer is the unknown killer’s latest victim. But two strangers have come to town and they have posted in Fishmonger’s Round a note, reeking of death-warded magic, requesting the services of a manservant…
THE HEALTHY DEAD The city of Quaint’s zeal for goodness can be catastophic, and no one knows this better than Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, two stalwart champions of all things bad.The homicidal necromancers—and their substance-addled manservant, Emancipor Reese—find themeselves ensnared in a scheme to bring goodness into utter ruination. Sometimes you must bring down civilization… in the name of civilization.
THE LEES OF LAUGHTER’S END After their blissful sojourn in Lamentable Moll, the sorcerors Bauchelain and Korbal Broach—along with their manservant, Emancipor Reese—set out on the open seas aboard the sturdy ship Suncurl. Alas, there’s more baggage in the hold than meets the beady eyes of the crew, and unseemly terrors awaken. For Bauchelain, Korbal Broach and Emancipor Reese, it is just one more night on the high seas, on a journey without end.
PS Publishing (UK) • Hornsea (2007) • signed, slipcased hard cover • ISBN: 978-1-905834-91-4 PS Publishing (UK) • Hornsea (2007) • hard cover • ISBN: 978-1-905834-92-1 Tor Books (US) • New York (2009) • trade paper • ISBN: 978-0-7653-2422-1Tor Books (US) • New York (2009) • ebook • ISBN: 978-1-4299-2026-1 Bantam (UK) • London (2010) • hard cover • ISBN: 978-0-593-06394-1