Kilworth, Garry (writing as "Garry Douglas")
Title Highlander (signed copy).
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Severn House: London 1986.
072781396X / 9780727813961
Seller ID 19641
Novelisation of the cult sf time travel movie. SIGNED BY KILWORTH AS ''GARRY DOUGLAS'' ON THE TITLE PAGE.
''For much of Highlander two stories - one set in the 16th-century Scottish Highlands and the other in 1985 New York - are interleaved. In 1536 Connor MacLeod was killed by a mysterious outsider during a clan battle against the Frasers, yet rose within the night; assumed a witch, he was driven off. Far away in the Highlands he married Heather. Into their almost eremitic life stormed a 2437-year-old Egyptian, Ramírez, who explained he and McLeod were both immortal unless decapitated, and told him there were others like themselves: strongest of all was The Kurgan, a sadistic ''perfect warrior'' from the Steppes; centuries in the future instinct would bring the surviving immortals together for the Gathering, a last battle that only one could win. The Kurgan arrived in MacLeod's temporary absence, killed Ramírez and raped Heather. 1985 is the time of the Gathering. Attacked by another immortal beneath Madison Square Gardens, MacLeod beheads him. Wyatt, a police forensic metallurgist, discovers his sword - inherited from Ramírez - to be an historical paradox; she investigates, finds the truth, and becomes MacLeod's lover. The Kurgan kills the third-last immortal, Kastagir, and seizes Wyatt. In a pyrotechnic flurry of swords, MacLeod kills The Kurgan, saves Wyatt and - surrounded by swirling id-monsters - attains the ability to be at one with all living things. H, weirdly crosshatching contemporary fantasy, high fantasy, urban fantasy and martial-arts movies, is widely castigated as incoherent, illogical and unresolved - all true, but unimportant in the context of this cult movie's undoubted power and glamour; its frenetic glitz complements and enhances the sense of magic (Encyclopedia of SF).