Legion by William Peter Blatty - Artist Edition

Legion by William Peter Blatty - Artist Edition

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A deeply philosophical mystery filled with suspense and horror, Legion is William Peter Blatty’s sequel to The Exorcist.

When a deaf-mute boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion, Lieutenant Kinderman sees it not only as a crime but as a larger mystery: whether or not a merciful God can exist if He allows such monstrous evil. His investigation leads him to a cast of unusual suspects: An elderly woman who witnessed the crime, a neurologist grieving the loss of his wife, a psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor, and a mysterious mental patient locked in silent isolation.

As the detective follows a bewildering trail that links these individuals, he confronts a new enigma at every turn. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two of the victims priests? Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago? To discover the answers and solve the case, Lieutenant Kinderman will have to grapple with the ultimate mystery of faith.

Legion was first published in 1983—twelve years after the enormous success of The Exorcist. Critics called the novel “infinitely more suspenseful than The Exorcist” (Los Angeles Times), “mesmerizing and horrifying” (USA Today), and “heart-skipping horror” (Cosmopolitan).

In 1990, William Peter Blatty adapted Legion into The Exorcist III, both writing the screenplay and directing the motion picture. 


The signed limited edition of Legion by William Peter Blatty is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. 

Please note that the Artist edition is not numbered.


ARTIST EDITION

  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 320 Pages.
  • Limited to 750 copies.
  • Signed by Matt Mahurin.
  • Full cloth symth-sewn binding.
  • Foil blocked cover and spine.
  • New exclusive introduction by Michael Peter Blatty.
  • Six full color illustrations by Matt Mahurin.
  • Dust jacket illustrated by Matt Mahurin (the only edition featuring this illustrated dust jacket). 
  • Set in Copernicus and Erler Titling.
  • Printed offset on archival Cougar paper.
  • Housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

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Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2022 by Matt Mahurin.

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Jared Richard Cruz
Setting the golden standard for special editions!

The book is of highest quality, including the slipcase that is included - feeling extremely stable and long-lasting. I must say that the endpapers are also very luxurious and the quality of paper used is amazing. The art is also captured brilliantly in the pages and will definitely set a new expectation on special editions going forward! I am awestruck by the quality. As a side note, the customer service is also superb. Thank you Suntup!

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Paul Day Clemens
The Highlights of This Edition are Legion

I've been a huge admirer of William Peter Blatty's spellbinding novel 'Legion' since its initial publication, but Suntup's Artist Edition has given it a presentation fully worthy of, and complimentary to, its literary excellence. In every respect -- the fine binding, the superb slipcase, and, especially, Matt Mahurin's unsettlingly magnificent illustrations -- this edition not only lived up to my expectations, but exceeded them. This is, quite simply, a gorgeous edition made even finer by Michael Peter Blatty's brilliant and moving Introduction. And I have to say that, as beautiful as the other two (pricier) Suntup editions are, I would dearly miss the stunning dust-jacket if I had purchased either of those instead. Not to say, mind you, that I could actually afford them at the moment, lovely as they are. But, as an avid collector of books throughout my life, the Artist Edition of 'Legion' pleases me immensely. Bravo, Suntup, for another exquisitely crafted winner!

Paul Day Clemens
8-31-23

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Åge Peterson
Great artist edition of Legion

My first order directly from Suntup. A beautiful edition of Legion, that now stands together with my no less beautiful The Exorcist artist edition. Can't wait to read them both for the first time, having only seen the movie adaptations. Taken a gamble in trusting they are superb novels.

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Chris Willis
Beautiful Book!

Beautiful Book - First order directly to Suntup.

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Sandra Ramirez-Noguchi
Amazing book!

Loved this edition. The artwork is just amazing. Great follow-up story to the Exorcist.