“Titus Alone” is the third and final book in the “Gormenghast” series written by British author Mervyn Peake. The series includes “Titus Groan,” “Gormenghast,” and “Titus Alone.” “Titus Alone” was first published in 1959, a few years after the release of “Gormenghast.”
In “Titus Alone,” the titular character, Titus Groan, has left the Gormenghast castle and finds himself in a dystopian world that is quite different from the enclosed and ritualistic environment of Gormenghast. The novel explores Titus’s experiences as he navigates this strange and unfamiliar world, encountering new characters and challenges.
The book has been met with mixed reviews, and some readers find it distinct from the first two novels in the series due to its departure from the established setting of Gormenghast. Mervyn Peake’s “Gormenghast” series is known for its rich, gothic atmosphere and intricate characters, and “Titus Alone” adds a different dimension by taking Titus into an entirely new and surreal landscape.