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A strange girl speaks of being charged by an angel to battle monsters and claims she cannot do it alone. She needs Chance’s help.
Chance Matthews has suffered enough tragedies. The latest—her grandfather’s death—has left her shaken, convinced that she will always be alone. What she needs now is time—time to recover, time to determine what her future will be. What she doesn’t need is a strange girl with alabaster skin who knows things about Chance she can’t possibly know.
Chance doesn’t believe in angels. Or monsters. But among the artifacts left by her geologist grandparents, there lies a fossil of a creature that couldn’t possibly have ever existed.
But it did. And still does…
About the Author
Caitlín R. Kiernan is a vertebrate paleontologist and author of many fantasy novels, including Silk, The Drowning Girl, Threshold, Low Red Moon, Murder of Angels, Daughter of Hounds, and The Red Tree. Her award-winning short fiction has been collected in six volumes.
Praise for the novels of Caitlin R. Kiernan
“[Caitlín R. Kiernan is] the most singular voice to enter the genre since Neil Gaiman popped up in graphic novels and Stephen King made movies live inside books...Beginning with the instant-classic Silk and continuing through her short fiction to this extraordinary new novel, Kiernan hasn’t missed a step yet...If you haven’t sampled her work yet, you haven’t really been reading the future of horror and dark fantasy, only its past.”—Lisa DuMond, SF Site, MEviews