‘If life is a battle, then my inner scars are medals
for valour, for swiftness, for courage, for passion. Evil is the dark-haired
sibling of Good; they walk hand in hand—always.
And, by the way, whatever it sounds like, that is not an excuse.’
erstwhile companion of Tigron Pellaz, is on the run. He flees from his past and
his mistakes, haunted by spectres of the terrible things he has done. Down on
his luck, broke and starving, he takes work in a musenda, a brothel in the
disreputable town of Fallsend. Here, he meets Panthera, a strange and beautiful
har, held in unspeakable slavery, from which Cal vows to liberate him.
Once free of
Fallsend, Cal and Panthera undertake a mythic journey through the land of
Jaddayoth, from the peaks of Shappa to the underground city of Sahen. Here strange new tribes have formed with
intriguing mutations and customs. Only through the experiences he can gain from
the tribes of Jaddayoth will Cal become strong and prepared enough to face what
lies waiting for him at journey’s end - in the Tigron’s city of Immanion. With
ghosts at his heels and phantoms beckoning to him from the future, Cal must
confront his past, in order to fulfil his destiny and discover whether he and
Pellaz can ever be reunited.
Third in The Wraeththu Chronicles trilogy, The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire
concludes the first saga of the androgynous race that has become the dominant
species on earth. For this edition, the author expanded scenes and added extra
appendices to give more background information about the world of Wraeththu.
With chapter heading illustrations by Ruby.
Author’s Note for the
The second edition of The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire,
which was published in 2003, was re-edited thoroughly. I also inserted new
material, which I felt improved upon the original and gave more substance to
the tale.No major changes have been made to this fourth edition. The only
corrections are to typographical and grammatical errors, and minor adjustments
to the text to ensure this story is consistent with current Wraeththu
terminology and canon, which has developed over the past fifteen years.