Chaz Brenchley is the author of nine thriller novels, most recently Shelter, and two fantasy series, The Books of Outremer and Selling Water by the River. His most recent books have been ghost stories, of a sort; his collection Bitter Waters won a Lambda Award last year. As Daniel Fox he has published a Chinese-based fantasy series, beginning with Dragon in Chains; as Ben Macallan, an urban fantasy, Desdæmona. A British Fantasy Award winner, he has also published books for children and more than five hundred short stories in various genres. He recently married and moved from Newcastle to California, with two squabbling cats and a famous teddy bear.
Her father’s great dynasty, sacred to Amun and guided by the hand of the gods, stood shakily on those scrawny legs.
This body is tired and hungry. But the beating of a strange heart keeps me awake.