Marvel Untold: The Harrowing of Doom by David Annandale

The Harrowing of Doom

A Marvel Untold Novel

The Harrowing of Doom

A Marvel Untold Novel

By David Annandale

Our thrilling new line bringing new tales of Marvel’s Super Heroes and villains begins with the infamous Doctor Doom risking all to steal his heart’s desire from the very depths of Hell

Notorious villain Doctor Victor von Doom has finally found a solution for his oldest obsession: rescuing his mother’s soul from the clutches of Hell. An alliance with the reclusive sage, Maria von Helm, has provided the key to Doom’s latest invention. Fusing their super-science and sorcery, Doom has created the Harrower, a device that will open a rift and wrench his mother’s soul from the netherworld. Back in the human world, however, rebel forces threaten to overrun Latveria and topple its dark leader – and revolution couldn’t come at a more dangerous time than when the gates of Hell itself have been unlocked.

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


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
UK On Sale Date: February 18, 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080524
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
ebook ISBN: 9781839080531


Audiobook coming soon


DAVID ANNANDALE is a lecturer at a Canadian university on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games. He is the author of many novels in the New York Times-bestselling Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40,000 universe, and a co-host of the Hugo Award-nominated podcast Skiffy and Fanty.

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“This felt like it could easily be adapted into a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s a very strong story and very well written.”
Big Geordie Geek

“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

“This is the Doom we have never seen in the movies. I love how his tale has caught the imaginations of many through the years, and I’m absolutely looking forward to future prose versions of his fantastic peers. Definitely recommended.”
The Catbox

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt like I was reading a very in-depth script to a Marvel movie I would enjoy seeing. Fans get to witness a side of Doctor Doom that is not commonly seen.”
Nerds and Beyond

The Harrowing of Doom not only sheds light onto the character of Doctor Doom, but the nation of Latveria as a whole, and gives readers valuable insight into one of the more interesting corners of the Marvel Universe.”
Trans-Scribe

The Harrowing of Doom plays out like a movie… The conclusion felt earned and I was wholly satisfied with the tale I’d been given. And I will never say no to more Marvel in my life.”
The Paperback Collector

“As grand and epic a story as you can imagine… Annandale mixes gothic tragedy and daring cinematic action (plus a healthy dose of surreal occult antics) to create something powerful and exciting, and it turns out to be as spectacular, full of character and downright entertaining as any Marvel movie.”
Culture Vs News

“As grand and epic a story as you can imagine… Annandale mixes gothic tragedy and daring cinematic action (plus a healthy dose of surreal occult antics) to create something powerful and exciting, and it turns out to be as spectacular, full of character and downright entertaining as any Marvel movie.”
Culture Vs News

“The novel is well paced, dialogue is well written, and the action scenes are exciting. But for me, The Harrowing of Doom’s best qualities are its horror elements. There were several passages in particular where his depiction of Hell was terrifying in a very classical way, reminding me of Edgar Allan Poe and early Black Sabbath albums. Not gruesome or gory, but still evoking otherworldliness and dread as our reality faded away and was replaced by a literal Hellscape.”

–  Grimdark Magazine

“The highlight of the novel is David Annandale’s storytelling, which is fascinating and gripping.”
Shelley Reviews

The Harrowing of Doom gives the reader a very intimate look at its eponymous protagonist, and whilst Doom’s iron will, and the implicit (or sometimes explicit) lack of freedom that this implies for his subjects never fully goes away, the figure he presents is a very interesting one nonetheless. ”
Fistful of Meeples

“A great novel about Doctor Doom influenced by strong comic lore knowledge, Gothic and Romance literature, horror cinema, and fantasy. If that sounds like something up your alley, definitely check it out. It gets a wholehearted recommendation from me. ”
The Doom Archives

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt like I was reading a very in-depth script to a Marvel movie I would enjoy seeing.”
Nerds and Beyond

“The book is good, an interesting one where an over-powered character is undone by refusing to delegate or being too egotistical, and it is something of a page-turner, it left me wanting more. ”
Smashbomb

“While Doctor Doom made for a very unlikely hero, this book did open my eyes as to Doom’s motivation for the things he does that bring him into conflict with various Marvel heroes.”
Chris Lowens

“Truly the stuff of legend – both fun and unnerving.”
– Forbes

“Annandale has a real talent for the cinematic and the strange.”
– Starburst magazine

“Annandale has a real talent for the cinematic and the strange.”
– Starburst magazine

Global Ebook On Sale: December 1, 2020
US Paperback On Sale: December 1, 2020
UK Paperback On Sale: February 18, 2021

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