Three novellas linked by their setting in the strange magical city of Paradys, in a timeless France, evoke an alternate world of dark fantasy, bizarre imagination, and decadent atmosphere.
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Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, London, 1988. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. Peter Goodfellow (cover) (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Jehanine: demon or saint? Her days she spent at the Nunnery of the Angel; her nights in the vicious back-streets of Paradys, wreaking revenge on men for the wrongs she had suffered at their hands.How fast does a man run when the Devil is after him? Andre St. Jean is about to find out, as a young man collapses at his feet and presses into his hand a strange scarab ring, containing the secret of life.The stranger pushed a note across the table: "In a week or less I shall be dead." In a week, he was, and most unnaturally. She found herself drawn to the house where he died, to unravel the web of mysery and horror that had been spun about him.Tales of macabre fantasy from Tanith Lee. -- First edition, 1988. Book is in brand spanking new condition; not a remaindered, library, or book club edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000295