By Amber Benson and Christopher Golden
Illustrated by Tom Canty
Now you can get William and Tamara Swift's early adventures in one place. For the first time ever, Initiation will collect the full scripts for the two hour-long BBC animated adventures of Ghosts of Albion. The first, Legacy, introduces Tamara and William to magic for the first time, as the previous Protector of Albion, their grandfather, meets a horrible fate and they are forced to combat his greatest enemy. In the second, Embers (the third GoA adventure, after Astray), a terrible mystery involving William's lady love and the walking dead sends them around the world on a harrowing quest. Embers also features pages of material that were cut for length from the final animation, seen here for the first time.
As an added bonus, Initiation also features the short story "Illusions," which reveals a pivotal moment in the friendship of the vampire, Nigel Townsend, and previous Protector, Ludlow Swift, in his days as a young stage magician.
Ghosts of Albion was created and written by actress/writer/director Amber Benson -- best known for her role as Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- and novelist Christopher Golden -- author of Wildwood Road, Of Saints and Shadows and The Boys Are Back in Town.
Ghosts of Albion -- Initiation will be available only from Subterranean Press in two unique editions:
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcovers - $40
Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a handcrafted traycase - $150
Subterranean Press will be matching numbers for books by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden. If you want the same number copy of Initiation as Astray, please mention which number copy of Astray you have in the comments section of the order form.
Also of note: Subterranean Press recently published the novella Astray, which was the second Ghosts of Albion adventure. In October 2005, Del Rey will publish the first full length Ghosts of Albion novel, Accursed.