Nicholas seeks to escape his demons in the dark city of Veniss'
shadowy underground. But in doing so, makes a deal with the devil
himself. Then in her fevered search for him, his twin sister,
Nicola, spins her own unusual and hypnotic tale as she discovers
the hidden secrets of the city. Finally, haunted by Nicola's
sudden, mysterious disappearance and gripped by despair, Shadrach,
Nicola's lover, embarks on a mythic journey. He must steel himself
to visit the nightmarish levels deep beneath the surface of the
city, to bring his love back to light. For these depths hold perils
that are both complex and chilling. There, he will find wonders
beyond imagining . . . and horrors greater than the heart can bear.
Literary alchemist Jeff VanderMeer has produced a triumph of the
imagination, revealing the mysterious city of Veniss through three