The secret history of the Romantic poets: Powers masterfully recasts the tragic lives of the Romantics into a uniquely frightening tale.
Lake Geneva, 1816
As Byron and Shelley row on the peaceful waters of Lake Geneva, a sudden squall threatens to capsize them. But this is no natural event -something has risen from the lake itself to attack them.
Michael Crawford's wife is brutally murdered on their wedding night as he sleeps peacefully beside her -and a vengeful ghost claims Crawford as her own husband.
Crawford's quest to escape his supernatural wife will force him to travel the Continent in the company of the most creative, most doomed poets of his age. Byron, Keats and Shelley all have a part to play in his fate, and the fate of Europe.
Tim Powers is the author of several acclaimed works of speculative fiction. His books have won both the World Fantasy and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Awards, twice. He has received the Locus Award three times. He lives in San Bernardino, California.
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