Marvel Untold: Reign of the Devourer by David Annandale

Reign of the Devourer

A Marvel Untold Novel

Reign of the Devourer

A Marvel Untold Novel

By David Annandale

The notorious Doctor Doom’s endless craving for power unleashes a soul-destroying plague on the world, in the latest devastating Marvel Untold novel

Victor von Doom saw his future for an instant, and now he cannot rest. His obsession with regaining those memories leads him into the arcane science of geomancy. As he delves into the ancient memories that lie beneath his land, Doom discovers a tremendous concentration of power… one that should never be explored. Doom’s excavations and necromancy fracture the prison of something awful: the Devourer of Souls. Now free to roam Latveria, the Devourer spreads a plague of soul-hungry vampires. Doom must choose between seizing this power for himself or destroying it, before his realm is no more.

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It isn’t easy being extraordinary. Superhuman powers can be both a gift and a curse in a world where those talents can be used for good or evil. A lucky few are taught how to control their abilities at the Charles Xavier Institute, while others must master their uniquely dangerous powers alone. Will they become true heroes and heroines when called upon to defend the world, or turn their fearsome abilities to conquering the world? Meanwhile, in a realm beyond Earth, mighty heroes do battle with monsters of myth and undertake quests to restore peace and honor to the legendary halls of Asgard and the Ten Realms.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Fabio Listrani
Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: February 1, 2022
UK On Sale Date: April 28, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080944
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: January 18, 2022
ebook ISBN: 9781839080951

About the Author

DAVID ANNANDALE writes Doctor Doom, Arkham Horror and Legend of the Five Rings fiction for Aconyte, and Horus Heresy, Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar and Warhammer Horror fiction for Black Library. Among his recent novels are Reign of the Devourer and The Harrowing of Doom. He is also the author of the horror novel Gethsemane Hall and the Jen Blaylock thriller series. By day, he is Senior Instructor in the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media at the University of Manitoba, Canada, where he specializes in genre film and video games. He is also a co-host of the Hugo-nominated podcast The Skiffy and Fanty Show.

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Interviews and Articles

“Here’s a question: what connects Percy Bysshe Shelley, Howard the Duck, a vampire cow and a murderous surgeon? The answer is that they’re all influences author David Annandale drew upon in one way or another when writing his latest Marvel novel Reign of the Devourer”
Track of Words

“Doctor Doom: Reign of the Devourer is written by David Annandale and sees the Latverian monarch inadvertently free a soul-eating vampire.”
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“Annandale perfectly captures the soul of the character …. Reign of the Devourer is a worthy sequel to The Harrowing of Doom and I hope that Annandale continues to tell stories of Doom in the Marvel Untold universe.”
POP Goes the Culture

“If you’re a big fan of Doctor Doom and don’t mind a really strong horror story, this is a must-read. Here’s hoping we get to meets some of these new characters in other media soon.”
Laughing Place

“A deftly crafted and simply riveting read from first page to last, “Reign of the Devourer” by David Annandale is a ‘must’ for the legions of Marvel Universe fans in general, and Doctor Doom enthusiasts in particular. A part of the simply outstanding Aconyte Books ‘Marvel Untold’ series, and highly recommended for community library Science Fiction collections”
Midwest Book Review

“As with the first novel Annandale is a master of his craft. The writing style is beautiful, macabre and vivid. It flows and is a perfect match for the genre and characters. All the characters shine brightly; their strengths and weaknesses.”

What You Tolkien About 

“It builds upon the characters and themes established in the first book in exciting ways, and takes an even harder turn into horror than the first book that really sets this apart from the other Marvel books being produced by Aconyte. An absolute must read for anyone who’s a fan of Doctor Doom.”

“Annandale perfectly captures the soul of the character …. Reign of the Devourer is a worthy sequel to The Harrowing of Doom and I hope that Annandale continues to tell stories of Doom in the Marvel Untold universe.”
POP Goes the Culture

“Doom views his nation as an extension of himself such that to attack his people is to attack him. Annadale handles Doom brilliantly this way, taking what could easily be a flat character and giving him depth and pathos. Likewise, Annandale does a good job breathing life into Doom’s supporting cast, and I found myself interested in their individual stories as well.”
Grimdark Magazine

“This novel is a sequel to Annandale’s The Harrowing of Doom which came out in early 2021. While the rest of the Marvel world views him as a villain, to the people of Latveria he is a “hero”. And when his kingdom and subjects are treatened by a powerful, evil entity, he rises to the challenge as a protector. This is why Doom is one of my favorite Marvel villains – because he is so complex. Once again, the reader is treated to a wonderful portrayal of Doctor Doom; Annandale captures those multifacets perfectly. When Doom is advising those around him to push further, to challenge their own limits, he shows the redeemable qualities of his personality.”
Martin’s View

“As spectacular, characterful and downright entertaining as any Marvel movie. Doctor Doom might usually play the role of the bad guy, but with this fantastic exploration of his character and his relationship to Latveria it’s clear that there’s much more to him than just monomaniacal villainy. Annandale’s love for the character comes through strongly, and he’s undoubtedly done Doom justice.”
Track of Words

Curse of Honor is a well-told story that stands on its own, with little knowledge of Rokugan required to enjoy it. The horror is effectively done, managing to give you a strong sense of the perils whilst leaving the details evasive. The characters are interesting and for those who make it to the end alive, there should be plenty of interest in seeing what comes next for them in any sequel that might follow.”
Fistful of Meeples

Curse of Honor is a deftly crafted and inherently riveting read from first page to last. Clearly showcasing Annandale’s genuine flair for originality and the kind of narrative storytelling style that is as entertaining as it is compelling.”
Midwest Book Review

“A great novel about Doctor Doom influenced by strong comic lore knowledge, Gothic and Romance literature, horror cinema, and fantasy.”
– The Doom Archives

Marvel Untold: Reign of the Devourer by David Annandale

Global Ebook On Sale: January 18, 2022
US Paperback On Sale: February 1, 2022
UK Paperback On Sale: April 28, 2022

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