Selected as one of NPRâS Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time
The #1 New York Times bestselling authorâs dark classic of modern fantasy, beautifully illustrated for the first time by award-winning artist Chris Riddell, and featuring the authorâs preferred text and his Neverwhere tale, âHow the Marquis Got His Coat Back.â
Published in 1997, Neil Gaimanâs first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent. Over the years, various versions have been produced around the world. In 2016, this gorgeously illustrated edition of the novel was released in the UK. It is now available here, and features strikingly atmospheric, painstakingly detailed black-and-white line art by Chris Riddell, one of Gaimanâs favorite artistic interpreters of his work.
Richard Mayhew is a young London businessman with a good heart whose life is changed forever when he stops to help a bleeding girlâan act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed. Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in Neverwhereâa London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Here in Neverwhere, Door is a powerful noblewoman who has vowed to find the evil agent of her familyâs slaughter and thwart the destruction of this strange underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life and home, he must join Lady Doorâs quest to save her worldâand may well die trying.
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