The Gormenghast Trilogy includes; “Titus Groan,” “Gormenghast,” and “Titus Alone.” The author, Mervyn Peake, is considered one of the founders of the fantasy genre. The Gormenghast Trilogy is a sweeping epic set within the walls of the castle city Gormenghast.
Gormenghast is more than just a really big castle, it spreads out like modern metrolopolis, far bigger than is necessary for the civilization living within its walls. It is a labyrinth of passages and towers spreading over the landscape. Gormenghast has moved far beyond its original purpose (to protect those within from attack) and has become the entire world for those within. It is a maze so vast that those within have almost forgotten that there is anything else.