Cover art by Caniglia.
An old woman mourning her dead husband builds something in the woods, and rain gives it life... A Nazi seeks gold with which to flee the fall of Berlin, and finds it in the most unlikely place... On the mysterious continent of Noreela, a Violet Dog returns from myth to seek its own brand of vengeance... In a land devastated by famine, survivors are meat... A dying criminal seeks the one good thing he has ever known... A boy mourns his dead mother, and seeks a way to bring his living father back to him... Tim Lebbon's short stories and novellas have won several major awards and been included in many year's best anthologies, as well as The Best of Best New Horror and Century's Best Horror. In this, his most accomplished collection to date, nothing is quite as it seems.
Tim Lebbon (born 1969) is a horror and dark fantasy writer, and a judge at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention.
Tim Lebbon was born in London. His short story "Reconstructing Amy" won the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction in 2001 and his novel Dusk won the 2007 August Derleth Award from the British Fantasy Society for best novel of the year. His novelisation of the movie 30 Days of Night became a New York Times bestseller and won a Scribe Award in 2008. Tim lived in Devon until he was eight and then in Newport until the age of 26. He now lives in Goytre, Monmouthshire with his wife and two children.