The Face in the Abyss is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. While searching for lost Inca treasure in South America, American mining engineer, Nicholas Graydon encounters Suarra, handmaiden to the Snake Mother of Yu-Atlanchi. She leads Graydon to an abyss where Nimir, the Lord of Evil is imprisoned in a face of gold. While Graydon's companions are transformed by the face into globules of gold on account of their greed, he is saved by Suarra and the Snake Mother whom he joins in their struggle against Nimir.
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The tale is brilliant! It is full of weird imagination, marvelous writing, horror, beauty, and it may well be called the most "visual" book ever written for the world of fantasy. It is a grand book with a grand cast of characters. Visualize, if you are able, a monstrous head that cries tears of gold, locked deep in a cavern out of time forgotten. Consider also the incredible, Snake Mother, who is both human and reptilian, and her battle with the thing called the Lord of Evil.
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Book Description Jul 01, 1992, 1992. Book Condition: New. Collier/Nucleus Trade PB 1st edition / 1st printing. Square uncreased spine. No marks. Cover as shown. New. Bookseller Inventory # 04191201
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Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction, 1992. Board book. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110020228732