Somewhere in the Andes, in a nebulous border zone never claimed by any nation, is the last of the free cities. Candida is a blank on the map. Here there are dragons.
Kay travels across the Atlantic to Candida on business. She soon finds herself lost in an unfamiliar city without a job or a home. She’s taken in by the oldest house in the city and put to work by its inscrutable chatelaine. She may have lost control of her life but she knows that Prospero is coming to open the hidden city to the outside world.
While she waits, she makes new contacts, allies, even friends: the exgunrunner, blinded by the light; the soldier-poet, loyal to dreams of the dead; the courier who wants to become a bird; and Xan – fascinating Xan – who may be all of Kay’s dreams come true.
They all have stories of the city, its history and its powers. Some of them might even be true.
Here there are dragons!
An incredible fantasy novel from a major new talent.
176pp. A5 original paperback novel.
Published 16 August 2007
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel O’Mahony was born in Croydon in 1973 and grew up in Ireland and the South of England. He has an MA in Media Studies, specialising in the early history of film, and has worked in far too many bookshops. He has written two Doctor Who novels for Virgin Publishing’s New and Missing Adventures ranges of the 1990s – Falls the Shadow (1994) and The Man in the Velvet Mask (1996) – and The Cabinet of Light for Telos Publishing’s range of original Doctor Who novellas. He also wrote an audio play for Magic Bullet’s Kaldor City series (Storm Mine), and two plays for Big Finish’s Bernice Summerfield range (Timeless Passages and The Tub Full of Cats). He lives in Hampshire.