Enchei thought he’d found a home at last – a life of quiet obscurity far removed from the horror of his military days. After a decade in the Imperial City his mistakes have been few, but one has now returned to haunt him.
As Narin’s pregnant lover comes to term, life has never been so perilous. There couldn’t be a worse time for a nightmare to be unleashed on the Imperial City, but luck’s rarely been on Narin’s side.
Once, Enchei swore he’d take his own life rather than let his past catch up with him, but now it’s not just his own in the balance. Demons, rogue mages and vengeful noblemen haunt the city – and a man’s ghosts are always watching and waiting…
This is a hugely assured modern fantasy novel.
Jonathan Wright, SFX Magazine
Tom Lloyd has created a rich and multi-layered society...The mythology of the world is well crafted.
Alistair Davison, Starburst Magazine
An entertaining and strong entry into a new fantasy universe that reads like the fantasy equvalent of a technothriller
Paul Weimer, SF Signal
A strong, confident effort from Lloyd, who is surely set to dominate the genre with an opulent, tangible world, captivating readers' imaginations. It's even worth reading for the wonderfully inventive exclamations and cuss words alone.
He's not afraid to experiment and his playfulness combined with his knowledge comes up trumps this time...This a very readable, fantastical romp across the past, present and future
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