The Secret Books of Paradys 1 2 Author:Tanith Lee Paradys?the city?was a place of decadence and decay, of luxury and lasciviousness, and, after the revolution, a graveyard peopled by the insane and the dead...and by those who preyed on both. The strange and the tormented dwelt in Paradys?prowling its dark streets and twisted alleyways, passing endless hours in the city's elegant mansions and sm... more »oke-tarnished inns, wandering in moldering graveyards and the stark surrounding countryside. For the land there was bound by a timeless, soul-chilling magic, and that power cast its spell over all who ever lived in that foreboding and dangerous place.
The City was not one place but three, bound together by a labyrinth of ice, yet separated?perhaps by time, perhaps by some long-forgotten enchantment?into Paradise, Paradis and Paradys...each cursed in an entirely different way.
Witness the life and history of Paradys through the eyes of its provocative and perverse citizens?a darkly fascinating odyssey as only World Fantasy Award winner Tanith Lee could imagine it.
Includes The Book of the Damned (three novellas), The Book of the Beast (a novel).« less