In rural England, zombies attack a sleepy Yorkshire village – a Thames-side urchin falls foul of a vengeful spirit – a plot to mix arsenic and absinthe goes horribly wrong – ghostly spectres haunt the streets of gaslit London – and a clockmaker becomes obsessed with the passing of time.
Welcome to the dark and fantastical world of Raven Dane, where a curse brings with it a fatal chill and an aging relative is a demon in disguise.
16 tales of Victorian horror, steampunk adventures and dark, deadly obsession.
244pp. B Format Paperback
Published 31 July 2013
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raven Dane is a UK based author of dark fantasy, steampunk novels and horror short stories. Her first books were the dark fantasy Legacy of the Dark Kind trilogy, Blood Tears, Blood Lament and Blood Alliance. These were followed by a High Fantasy spoof, The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire. Her steampunk novels so far are the award winning Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron and sequel Cyrus Darian and the Ghastly Horde. A third title, Cyrus Darian and the Fiery Fate is coming soon. She has had many short stories published, including one in a celebration of forty years of the British Fantasy Society and in international horror anthologies. These have included Tales of the Lake 2, alongside Richard Chizmar, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lebbon and the late Jack Ketchum. She also had a story in Frightmare – Women Write Horror which was shortlisted for a Stoker award in 2017. She has appeared in two international lists of best female horror writers. In 2013, she was signed up by Telos Publishing for her collection of Victorian ghost stories, Absinthe and Arsenic and in 2015, the alternative history/ supernatural novel, Death’s Dark Wings.