In the Hell of World War Two, in the grisly chaos and ruin of Singapore, Gabriel at last sees a chance
to discover more about the origins of Temple, and the demon's sinister purpose... and perhaps a way
to finally put an end to Temple's existence and the carnage that follows him like a shadow.
But Fate is a playful watcher, and war has always been Temple's playground.
As Gabriel and Temple face each other once again, this time in the sweltering Asian jungles that drip pain and blood, a weary soldier finds himself the pawn in their endless game of death. What he knows and does may change the teetering balance of their timeless conflict... and the fate of the whole world.
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.