The notorious Doctor Doom’s endless craving for power unleashes a soul-destroying plague on the world, in the latest devastating Marvel Untold novel
Victor von Doom saw his future for an instant, and now he cannot rest. His obsession with regaining those memories leads him into the arcane science of geomancy. As he delves into the ancient memories that lie beneath his land, Doom discovers a tremendous concentration of power... one that should never be explored. Doom's excavations and necromancy fracture the prison of something awful: the Devourer of Souls. Now free to roam Latveria, the Devourer spreads a plague of soul-hungry vampires. Doom must choose between seizing this power for himself or destroying it, before his realm is no more.
DAVID ANNANDALE is a Canadian writer of Doctor Doom, Arkham Horror and Legend of the Five Rings fiction for Aconyte, and Horus Heresy, Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar and Warhammer Horror fiction for Black Library. Among his recent novels are Reign of the Devourer and The Harrowing of Doom. He is also the author of the horror novel Gethsemane Hall and the Jen Blaylock thriller series. By day, he is Senior Instructor in the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media at the University of Manitoba, where he specializes in genre film and video games. He is also a co-host of the Hugo-nominated podcast The Skiffy and Fanty Show.
"It builds upon the characters and themes established in the first book in exciting ways, and takes an even harder turn into horror than the first book that really sets this apart from the other Marvel books being produced by Aconyte. An absolute must read for anyone who's a fan of Doctor Doom."
– Trans-Scribe, on Marvel Untold: Reign of the Devourer
"This novel is a sequel to Annandale's The Harrowing of Doom which came out in early 2021. While the rest of the Marvel world views him as a villain, to the people of Latveria he is a "hero". And when his kingdom and subjects are treatened by a powerful, evil entity, he rises to the challenge as a protector. This is why Doom is one of my favorite Marvel villains - because he is so complex. Once again, the reader is treated to a wonderful portrayal of Doctor Doom; Annandale captures those multifacets perfectly. When Doom is advising those around him to push further, to challenge their own limits, he shows the redeemable qualities of his personality."
– Martin’s View, on Marvel Untold: Reign of the Devourer
"Doom views his nation as an extension of himself such that to attack his people is to attack him. Annadale handles Doom brilliantly this way, taking what could easily be a flat character and giving him depth and pathos. Likewise, Annandale does a good job breathing life into Doom’s supporting cast, and I found myself interested in their individual stories as well."
– Grimdark Magazine, on Marvel Untold: Reign of the Devourer
"Annandale perfectly captures the soul of the character …. Reign of the Devourer is a worthy sequel to The Harrowing of Doom and I hope that Annandale continues to tell stories of Doom in the Marvel Untold universe."
– POP Goes the Culture, on Marvel Untold: Reign of the Devourer