The Gabriel Hounds Author:Mary Stewart The Gabriel Hounds - according to one legend - are the ghostly hounds that hunt through the sky with Death. If anyone is going to die, you can hear them clamouring over the house at night. — In Mary Stewart's novel, the house in question is a crumbling Arabian Night's palace, Dar Ibrahim in the High Lebanon, where and eccentric old Englishwowan ... more »- 'Lady Harriet' - lives in decaying splendour with her resident physician and three Arab servants. For years her seclusion has been complete.
But onto the scene come Christy Mansel - young, spoilt, rich - and her cousin Charles. All to soon they discover that if entrance to Dar Ibrahim is difficult, retreat from it is almost impossible. And 'Lady Harriet' - she has a very good reason for wanting no witnesses to what goes on in the underground rooms below the Seraglio.« less