‘The blood shone black
as liquid night, as the River of the Underland. It tasted meat-thick,
and salt, and sweet, familiar as wine or milk or oil. He gulped it down
and down. And as he drank, every physical apparatus of his body shone
within as if with cores of fire.’
Presenting twenty tales of vampire horror from acclaimed fantasy and horror writer Tanith Lee. Selected from Tanith’s incredible body of writing, the stories represent a journey through time into darkness from which you may not emerge unscathed.
From the Roman Empire to cursed Dukes; from sickly sisters to haunted Ladies; from the Parisian underground to a far flung and unknowable future: Tanith Lee’s incredible imagination knows no bounds, and the horrors and visions revealed by her words will stay with you forever.
Including five stories original to this collection and fifteen previously published works, this book represents Tanith Lee at the very height of her literary powers. Drink deep, and never forget.
Tanith Lee (1947-2015) was a British writer of science fiction, horror and fantasy. She was the author of over 90 novels and 300 short stories, a children's picture book (Animal Castle), and many poems. She also wrote two episodes of BBC science fiction series Blake's 7. She was the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award best novel award (also known as the August Derleth Award), for her book Death's Master (1980).
She also wrote under the pseudonym Esther Garber.