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?
Mike Carey (born 1959) is a British writer of comic books, novels and films.
Photo: Adrian Brown.