||In a landscape blasted by a lengthy war, a mercenary and a doctor from the losing side try to stay one step ahead of their enemies, eventually ending up in Ashamoil, a vast and extremely bizarre free city.
||Gwynn and Raule are rebels on the run, with little in common except being on the losing side of a hard-fought war. Gwynn is a gunslinger from the north, a loner, a survivor . . . a killer. Raule is a wandering surgeon, a healer who still believes in just--and lost--causes. Bound by a desire to escape the ghosts of the past, together they flee to the teeming city of Ashamoil, where Raule plies her trade among the desperate and destitute, and Gwynn becomes bodyguard and assassin for the household of a corrupt magnate. There, in the saving and taking of lives, they find themselves immersed in a world where art infects life, dream and waking fuse, and splendid and frightening miracles begin to bloom . . .
|Editors Note 2
||Fleeing the ruined Copper Country to escape the ghosts of their past, a healer and a killer struggle to build new lives in the city of Ashamoil, but they soon discover that past continues to affect the present and the future, forever transforming the world around them. Original. 20,000 first printing.