The Gormenghast trilogy
Gormenghast is the vast, crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is lord and heir.
Titus is expected to rule this gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, and his eccentric and wayward subjects, according to strict age-old rituals, but things are changing in the castle.
Titus must contend with treachery, manipulation and murder as well as his own longing for a life beyond the castle walls.
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