“There is nothing in literature like Mervyn Peake’s remarkable Gormenghast novels,” says Neil Gaiman. “They were crafted by a master, who was also an artist, and they take us to an ancient castle as big as a city, with heroes and villains and people larger than life that are impossible to forget.”
The series follows the life of Titus Groan, the 77th Earl of Groan. He’s the heir to Gormenghast Castle and its rambling kingdom—provided Steerpike, the scheming yet charismatic kitchen boy, doesn’t rise up and take control. The fantasy world brings to life its many colorful inhabitants, and brings magic, pride, and a grand sense of legacy to the characters’ many adventures.