The abyss becomes me, I wear this chaos well... -VNS nation, "Genesis" 2002
Dark revolving in silent activity: Unseen in tormenting passions; An activity unknown and horrible; A self-contemplating shadow, In enormous labours occupied. -William Blake, The Book of Urizen (1794)
For the Green Fairy, who surely got me through this one
And for Spooky, who gets me through everything else
In memory of Elizabeth Tillman Aldridge (1970-1995) I will hold you to the light, that's what forever mean. -Brudershaft, "Forever"
On past the scurry and endless, breaking dreams of Manhattan, north and east past all the sour rivers and the industrial tatters of Greenwich and Bridgeport, and as the miles and towns slip by, there are still hints of the world before.
Ten years ago, Niki Ky and Daria Parker saw something unspeakable in an old house in Birmingham, Alabama. Daria has denied it, escaping into a frantic music career and various addictions. But Niki has not had so many distractions. Diagnosed schizophrenic, she's lost years in a haze of therapy and anti-psychotics.
But now, Niki's dead lover, Spyder Baxter, is calling to her from another world-an alien, impossible place where Niki is known as a Hierophant, a feared prophesied sorceress who can open a portal between worlds. And Daria will finally have to face what really happened ten years ago, if she's to help Niki save a world...or destroy it.
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Ten years after witnessing something unspeakable in an old Alabama house, successful musician Daria Parker and schizophrenic Niki Ky are drawn back together to stop the opening of a portal between worlds.