Synopses & Reviews
In a bleak and gritty England, in a fantastical Age of Industry, the wealth that comes from magic is both revered and reviled. Here, an ambitious young man is haunted by his childhood love-a woman determined to be a part of the world he despises...
From a new star on the fantasy scene who offers something "truly out of the ordinary,"* this is a literary experience that evokes a moody, atmospheric past-while at the same time speculating on a fascinating alternate vision of that world.
Robert Borrows runs away from Bracebridge, West Yorkshire, only to find that he cannot run from the magical secrets of his past.
About the Author
Ian R. MacLeod is the winner of the Asimov Readers Award as well as the World Fantasy Award for his short story "The Chop Girl." His novella length version of "The Summer Isles" also won the World Fantasy Award. He is the author of The Great Wheel and Voyages by Starlight, a collection of short stories.