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.