Two young necromancers-in-training accept the invitation of Victon Mordenheim to aid him in his research. Mordenheim, man of science, wishes to revive his dead wife and funnel her essence into a new living receptacle. The newcomers' consternation is brought to a head when one of them, a lovely young woman, is kidnapped by Adam, Mordenheim's creation, who swears to kill her should they pursue their plans. From then on it's a race across the ice, battling lycanthropes, vengeful Vistani, and the dark forces themselves, as the young necromancers try to escape the dark domains.
Chet Williamson (born 1948) is an American author of books and over a hundred short stories published in The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, and many other magazines and anthologies.
Williamson was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.S. in 1970, and went on to be a teacher at public schools in Cleveland, Ohio, then he became a professional actor before becoming a freelance writer in 1986.
Figures in Rain: Weird And Ghostly Tales (2002), a collection of Williamson's short stories, won the International Horror Guild Award. He has been shortlisted twice for the World Fantasy Award, six times for the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award, and once for the ... (more)