Night is falling, and shadows are gathering in crowds across the city, bronze and sable, flickering, or still as stone.
There is always an audience here, for anything – human, beast or object – that comes close to tell its story, or betray its deadly secret...
What now? Heartless unkindness – lust for riches – suppressed hatred and rage honed to a razor–? Or some epic sorrow passed into a silver scream.
Above everything, the drifting and unavoidable webs of the spinning City gods.
So, will you listen in the shadows, or become yourself a story-teller in the bronze half-light?
Or do you have another mission here, in Marcheval?
A new triumphant trio of dark fantasy stories, in the vein of Tanith Lee's previous imaginary city novels of Paradys and Venus.
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About the Author
Tanith Lee (1947¿2015) was a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. She was the author of more than 90 novels (including Wolf Tower and The Flat Earth series), 300 short stories (such as "When the Clock Strikes," from the collection Red as Blood), a children's picture book (Animal Castle), and many poems. She also wrote two episodes of the BBC science fiction series Blake's 7. Lee was married to artist and writer John Kaiine.