Edited by David Pringle.
The Celestial took up an unfamiliar fighting stance, standing lightly on his feet, his arms casually outstretched, his hands like chopping blades. Vukotich had heard something of the combat techniques of Cathay and Nippon. Now, he supposed, he was going to get a taste of them. Dien Ch'ing leaped, feet out. Vukotich knew he was going to take a terrific blow on the chest, and probably lose his ribs. But Genevieve was fast, and yanked him out of the way, launching a fast blow of her own.
Ch'ing chopped at her face with his hands. Another girl would have been killed, but she was just pushed backwards. The Celestial was unbalanced, and launched himself into the air. Twisting like a daemon acrobat, he sailed over the halberdiers, and landed rightside-up behind Genevieve...
Six stories of macabre fantasy featuring: Genevieve the Vampire, Vukotich the Mercenary, Buttermere Warble the halfling investigator, Gotrek and Felix - the Dwarven troll-slayer and his human companion.
Jack Yeovil. Brian Craig. Neil Jones. William King. Steve Baxter. Nicola Griffith.
- Red Thirst by Jack Yeovil
- The Dark Beneath the World by William King
- The Spells Below by Neil Jones
- The Light of Transfiguration by Brian Craig
- The Song by Steve Baxter
- The Voyage South by Nicola Griffith