When two immortal children of Hamelin, Tristan and Katerina, escape from the questionable clutches of their master and gaoler, the Pied Piper, they leave behind the mysterious island that has been their home and their prison for centuries.
Forced to use what limited talents they have, Tristan and Katerina obtain new identities, and begin to make a tentative life for themselves in Paris.
Within this new world the young lovers find a semblance of happiness until the day the Piper comes calling, ripping apart their entwined destiny.
Devil or pawn, who is the Piper? Can Tristan and Katerina truly escape the destiny forged for them? Or is the journey they take controlled by an even higher power?
A beautifully written narrative that is gripping and compelling through to the end.
‘Maxim Jakubowski’s ominous and hypnotic new fantasy spans time, space and the infinite part dream and part nightmare, it thrills and compels.’ DAVID QUANTICK, Emmy-winning writer of Veep and The Thick of It
‘A brilliant and unique novel! Wildly creative, wildly erotic, The Piper’s Dance is a rich blend of journey, discovery, myth and lore – modern and ancient – told in Jakubowski’s masterful, evocative style. The clever plot speeds through time, place and dimension and is filled with heartbreak and joy, sensuality and horror, and characters who come truly alive on the page. This is a novel that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.’ JEFFERY DEAVER
‘Maxim Jakubowski has long been one of our most inventive as well as prolific writers. Like all his work, this book surprises and delights’ PETER JAMES, author of the bestselling Roy Grace Crime Series
‘I might kill to get the movie rights for The Piper’s Dance. It’s that gripping.’ MIKE HODGES, director of Get Carter, Flash Gordon and Croupier
‘An emotive and beautifully told fantasy exploring good, evil and the grey areas in between.’ SAMANTHA LEE HOWE, USA Today bestselling author of The Stranger in Our Bed
270pp. hardback original novel.
Published 22 July 2021
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maxim Jakubowski worked for several decades in publishing and later owned the Murder One bookshop. He has written 20 novels (including 10 under a collaborative pen name, several of which made the Sunday Times top 10) and 5 collections of short stories. He is recognized as a major expert on popular fiction and reviewed crime for 12 years each for Time Out London and The Guardian, and won several awards in the mystery and SF & fantasy field. He is also a major editor of bestselling anthologies, and has been translated widely. He lives in London.