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Barker, Clive - Cabal

Barker, Clive - Cabal

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Tortured soul Boone seeks refuge in a necropolis in the wilds of Canada, where he discovers a hidden realm inhabited by the Nightbreed, shape-shifting creatures with unearthly powers. As Boone delves deeper into the secrets of his newfound community, he must confront his own monstrous nature and the terrifying truth behind the Nightbreed's existence.


In a world where darkness holds power, a man haunted by his past seeks sanctuary amidst the shadows. Boone, a tormented soul consumed by guilt, stumbles upon a necropolis hidden deep within the Canadian wilderness. There, he encounters the Nightbreed, a society of creatures that defy the boundaries of humanity, possessing extraordinary abilities and an ancient lineage. Drawn into this enigmatic community, Boone is captivated by their beauty and allure. However, as he unravels the secrets of the Nightbreed, he uncovers a sinister truth that threatens to consume him entirely.

LGBT Themes

  • Queer identity and self-acceptance
  • The struggle against societal norms and expectations
  • Finding belonging and acceptance in a marginalized community

Relevant Tags

  • Clive Barker, Horror, Fantasy, Queer Fiction, Coming-of-Age, Body Horror, LGBTQ+ Literature, Nightbreed

Awards & Recognition

  • Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel in 1990

Target Audience

  • Fans of Clive Barker's dark and imaginative storytelling
  • Readers seeking a captivating tale of horror and fantasy with strong LGBT themes
  • Those who appreciate exploration of identity, acceptance, and the power of community

Why Readers Should Choose This Book

  • Cabal is a masterful blend of horror, fantasy, and body horror, with a rich and intricate mythology that will captivate readers from the very first page.
  • Clive Barker's vivid prose and imaginative world-building transport readers into a realm of grotesque beauty and terrifying truths.
  • The central themes of queer identity and self-acceptance resonate deeply, offering a powerful message of belonging and resilience.

Title: Cabal

Author: Clive Barker

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

Pages: 268

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Release Date: December 1, 2019

Weight: 160 grams

Size: 10.2 x 17.8 x 2.4 cm

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