"This singularly interesting fantasy...Her understanding of characters from the past and their motivations is very nearly at the level off a such as classical historical novelist as Mary Renault, with a talent to arouse full empathy in the modern reader". -- Booklist
"...quietly written, moving narrative...[with] emotional intrigue in plenty...Kara Dalkey
is a writer of unusual strength and versatility..." -- Dragon
256 pages, $12.95
Publication Date: May 2007
Fantasy, magic, mystery and romance deftly woven into a story of gods and monsters,
dark secrets and strange omens...
Veiled against the world, and served only by the blind and short-sighted, Euryale
comes to Republican Rome seeking the answer to the riddle: "What can change stone
into living flesh?" A witch might help her, but only if Euryale is willing to
sacrifice the living in order to bring life to stone. A handsome Chaldean philosopher
may possess the answer, but she must trust him with all her secrets in order to
gain the solution to her dilemma.
Such are the dangers of forbidden love.
"The versatile Dalkey...has done an excellent job of making her characters believable
people, living ordinary lives in ancient Rome..." -- Locus