In the far future, Mars dies a second time. The Final War between man and the spirits is beginning. In a last bid for peace, disgraced champion Yoechakanon Val Mora and his spirit lover Cybele are set free to find the long-missing Libararian of Mars, the only hope to save the remnants of mankind.
In the near-future Dr Holland, a scientist running from a painful past, joins the Mars colonisation effort, cataloguing the remnants of Mars' biosphere before it is swept away by the terraformation programme. When an artefact is discovered deep in the caverns of the red planet, the actions of Holland and his team lead to tragedy, with profound consequences that ripple throughout time, affecting Holland's present, the distant days of Yoechakenon, and the eras that brige the aeons between.
Guy Haley is an experienced science-fiction journalist, writer and magazine editor, He has been editor of White Dwarf and Death Ray, among other magazines, and deputy editor of SFX. He is the author the Richards and Klein series from Angry Robot, and writes for Games Workshop's Black Library. A northerner by birth and a southerner by accident, Guy lives near Bath with his wife, son, cat and a huge malamute called Magnus. He misses the beer, but the weather is nicer.