Doors will open. For some, there is a Way to travel there, if they want it badly enough. If they dream
it hard enough. In this era, only lovers, poets, and madmen can access the Realms of the Land–and
for good reason.
A succession of mortals travel to Faerie: a veteran seeking beauty; a magus seeking power; an
urchin seeking his wayward father; an engineer seeking meaning. The mortals bring the
horrors of our age to the Land, and the Folk who live there respond in kind.
“In this beautifully imagined novel, Franks tells a story viscerally graphic, emotionally moving
and very, very sharp.” – Kaaron Warren
“Franks has delivered a dark fantastical history of staggering imagination, written like a fable,
delivered like a punch. Powerful and engrossing stuff.” – Alan Baxter
Young guitar virtuoso Clarice Marnier is on the verge of success when she crosses the wrong A&R man. Suddenly, instead of being signed to the major label that’s been courting her, she ﬁnds herself blacklisted.
So Clarice makes a deal with the Devil: the soul of her greatest enemy for a record deal and a second chance.
As Clarice and her band, Bloody Waters, begin their ascent to rock stardom they are are beset by a strange array of enemies. Has-been guitar heroes, popstar succubii, spell-slinging DJs, angry divas and killer angels–every occult freak and music industry player in LA wants something from them, whether it’s a slice of their fame or a bite out of their souls.
Clearly, there’s more at stake than just a record deal–but what does the Devil really want, and how far will Clarice go to protect what’s hers?
AUREALIS AWARDS FINALIST.
“The writing style is tight and powerful. This is a great book, superbly written and one of those things you can call truly different.” – Alan Baxter