Description: Featuring the cult Elizabethan figure John Dee and his distant descendant on another world, this is a profound work of gothic sci–fi, stretching from the past to the far-flung future.....
A chance to regain the past and forge a future
Featuring the cult Elizabethan figure John Dee and his distant descendant on another world, this is a profound and unique work of gothic sci–fi, stretching from Elizabethan England to the far future, seamlessly weaving taut action with deeper speculations on human destiny.
On the planet Latent Emanation, the cruel Lords of the Night rule over an enslaved human race. Alivet Dee, a young alchemist, saves up for the unbonding fee for her twin who was taken by the Lords. Her plans are shattered when she is accused of murder after a wealthy client dies. Pursued by the Lords’ enforcers, the vicious Unpriests, she is offered refuge by the mysterious Arieth Ghairen, the red-eyed Poison Master. It’s an alliance that is shrouded in lies, leaving Alivet unsure of whom to trust. But determined as ever to save her sister, she works with Ghairen to find the one drug that will destroy the Lords . . . and finally free humanity.