Against the backdrop of a savage world, in which the bloody religion of the Christerium holds power, strange creatures have formed and stalk the fearsome and magnificent chambers of the great cathedrals. Three characters take up the tale that began in The Blood of Roses: Volume 1.
With Jun, the original sacrifice to the Great World Tree, the story begins to unfurl – how the dark priest Anjelen came to be and acquired such great power, how he managed to subjugate and tame a towering and oppressive regime to do his bidding.
Eujasia takes the reader deep into the secret world of these fluid and mysterious characters – where nothing is as it seems and personalities appear interchangeable. Eujasia seeks Anjelen, but for what ends? Is this the beginning of a dread, unholy alliance or chance of liberation for the oppressed believers of the old ways?
Mechailus is the sum of all stories – and in this enigmatic, kaleidoscopic being the reader learns the truth. What of the strange, impish dwarf, who – originally brutalised throughout the story, a marginalised character abused and scorned – now grows into himself in every way, bringing all tales back to the beginning. A new start, perhaps? Or a warning of what in human hands must inevitably repeat itself?
This book brings to a conclusion the sweeping, macabre epic of belief and desire, once available only as a hardback edition in the UK. This Immanion Press editions gives all readers access to one of Tanith Lee’s most complex and chilling works.
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.