Subterranean Press is proud to present two novellas set in Tim Lebbon's signature world of Noreela!
Vale of Blood Roses: A mercenary should be allowed to quit. That's what Jakk thinks. But his companions don't want to quit. As the Cataclysmic War ends they enter a valley that should not exist, see machines that should be dead, and interrupt something that should be left alone. There's regret, but some actions can't be undone. There's hope, but it's so obviously false. And there's revenge.
The Bajuman: Korrin is a Bajuman, vilified for some vague wrongdoing in his people's past. He's also a hunter, making his living tracking down lost people, forgotten things. Charged with finding a missing fodder member of an ancient race originally bred for food – he soon realises a painful truth. In Noreela City, still recovering from the Great Plagues, everyone is lost.
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.