In this new collection, which contains most of the
ghost stories of Tanith Lee – including 4 new tales original to this volume –
Lee slips freely through the full gamut of Fantasy, SF, Horror, Historical,
Parallel and Contemporary genres. The themes range, amongst others, with a lost
love in early 20th Century New Zealand, a bullied child in 1970’s India, into
the underhill palace of a brooding magician in search of wonders, among the
guests of a modern spiky wedding-breakfast, and beside a psychic, on a far
planet whose damson skies are adrift with flying whales...
The moods conjured are
dark, unnerving or plain nasty; or else sad, tender, kind and - now and then –
Turn up the light.
And don’t look behind you.