A stunning historical fantasy chronicling centuries of warfare, deceit and revenge.
Autumn, 1739, and a regiment of the Hapsburg empire is sent to fortify a border town. There is immediate tension – the villagers are clearly hiding something and the regimental colonel determined to discover their secret.
Meanwhile, among the camp followers is Drozde, a young woman who can talk to ghosts. As war erupts, Drozde must choose her side: Hapsburgs or villagers? The living... or the dead?
Louise Carey is a fantasy and science-fiction author. She has co-written two novels for Gollancz, The City of Silk and Steel and The House of War and Witness, as well as a graphic novel, Confessions of a Blabbermouth, for DC Comics. She co-runs the Dungeons & Dragons blog Tabletop Tales. Louise lives in Welwyn Garden City with her partner. When she's not writing, she can usually be found playing board games, reading horror, or DMing for a group of rowdy but well-intentioned adventurers.