Alan Campbell has graced us with a 26,000 word novella, a prequel to his stunning fantasy debut, Scar Night, the first novel of The Deepgate Codex. Lye Street ends just where the novel picks up!
The Greene family is cursed. Every fifty years Deepgate's scarred angel, Carnival, returns to murder another descendant. Now, five hundred years after the first victim's death, Sal Greene is facing his own doom. His time has almost run out. In a desperate attempt to break the chain of violence and save his family, he summons a demon to the chained city: a warrior he hopes is powerful enough to stand against the angel.
Yet the creature which arrives in Deepgate is not quite the legendary mercenary Sal Greene was expecting.
Alan Campbell, born in Falkirk and educated in Edinburgh, now lives in rural South Lanarkshire. Before picking up his novelist’s pen, he worked as a designer/coder on the hugely successful Grand Theft Auto video games.
The Deepgate Codex consists of three primary works, and includes two additional books that complement the series but are not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.