By Isabella Biedenharn
April 12, 2016 at 03:40 PM EDT
Mitch Jenkins

Alan Moore, author of V for Vendetta and Watchmen, is finally gearing up for the release of his epic prose novel Jerusalem, which supposedly clocks in at over one million words, and has been over a decade in the making.

EW is thrilled to reveal the cover — created by Moore himself — for Jerusalem, below. But first, check out the official description of this hefty tale:

In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England’s Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district’s narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrolcolored puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them. Fiends last mentioned in the second-century Book of Tobit wait in urine-scented stairwells, the delinquent specters of unlucky children undermine a century with tunnels, and in upstairs parlors laborers with golden blood reduce fate to a snooker tournament.

Jersualem will be released on Sept. 13, 2016.