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Once... (Novel)

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Once... Book Cover, written by James Herbert
Once... Book Cover, written by James Herbert
Author(s) James Herbert
Publisher Tor Books (Paperback)
Pan (eBook)
Publication date January 20, 2003
Media type Paperback
Length 460 Pages
ISBN 978-0765343505 (Paperback)
ASIN B0050AM69S (eBook)

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).

Once... is an eBook written by James Herbert. In this work a Succubus appears that threatens the main character and others in the story. The Succubus itself is more of a monster, having a form that is from the realm of nightmares, than a creature of sexual attraction, having little of a sexual appearance to it, but having the powers of mind control and perception changing that traditional Succubi do.


  • Title: Once...
  • Author: James Herbert
  • Published By: Tor Books (Paperback) & Pan (eBook)
  • Length: 460 Pages
  • Format: Paperback & eBook
  • ASIN: B0050AM69S (eBook)
  • ISBN-10: 0765343509 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765343505 (Paperback)
  • Publishing Date: January 20, 2003

Plot Summary

Horror master James Herbert serves up a blend of faerie, supernatural chills, eroticism, and identity quest in Once...--a fairy tale with a darker side.

Thom Kindred suffers a stroke and returns to his childhood home to heal. Castle Bracken seems like a pastoral paradise, but almost immediately, Thom begins to experience strange things, both beautiful and frightening. Soon, he finds himself the inexplicable target of hostile magic, even as he begins to recover his childhood ability to perceive the creatures of faerie that inhabit the land. As he struggles to heal, Thom finds himself at the center of a cataclysmic struggle between good and evil that demands all his physical and spiritual strength to survive.

Book Review

At the time of this article's entry in the SuccuWiki, no review was available. Tera has this work on her reading list and will review it shortly.

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