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Free eBook: Clive Barker’s ‘The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus’
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Clive Barker's The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus

Right now, Amazon is offering the Kindle ebook version of Clive Barker‘s
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus for FREE.

That’s right – there’s no catch; just go to the product page, click the purchase button, and then the ebook (which typically sells for $4.99) is yours for free. If you’re an Audible user, you can get the Unabridged Audio Edition for only $6.95.

The ebook is also free for Amazon UK customers: If you’re in the UK, click here to get the ebook.

Maximillian Bacchus is the ringmaster, ruler, guide and owner of what he considers the greatest show in the world. Traveling with a Crocodile named Malachi, a trapeze girl named Ophelia, a strong mane they call Hero, which is short for Hieronymus a clown named Domingo de Ybarrondo, who paints in a wagon pulled by a giant “Ibis bird,” the troupe wanders from adventure to adventure with mythic aplomb. From the first story, in which Indigo Murphy, the best bird handler in the world leaves the show to join in matrimony with the Duke Lorenzo de Medici, to the fabled court of Kubla Khan, the magic never stops. You will meet a young apple thief named Angelo with magic eyes, and an orang-outang named Bathsheba, and a host of other amazing characters with names and personas cut like a patchwork quilt from the mythologies and dreams of the world. Though written forty years ago, these pages are littered with the same magical side steps that have always been woven into Clive Barker’s fiction. Worlds not quit our own, and yet so real they ring with truth and leave you wishing you could step from your mundane life into that other place – into those caves of ice – if only long enough to catch Maximillian’s show.

Illustrations by Richard A Kirk. Afterword by David Niall Wilson.

The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus was released in limited edition in 2009 and a print copy is now very hard to find – and costly – so definitely grab this ebook for free while you can. The offer is reportedly good through March 28, 2013.

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