At last, S. M. Stirling, the New York Times bestselling author of the Novels of the Change, presents the stunning climax to his Shadowspawn trilogy—the ultimate confrontation, in which the fate of all humanity hangs in the balance...
This book is a sequel to "A Taint in the Blood" and "The Council of Shadows".
Thanks to Richard Foss, for help with the fine details of food, wine and restaurants and invaluable hints about Paris and other locations.
To Kier Salmon, for all sorts of help throughout construction!
To Marino Panzanelli and Marco Pertoni for help with Italian, and also the other members of the Stirling listserve, including Marcus Baur, my native Viennese guide.
Walter Jon Williams, Vic Milan, John J. Miller, Lauren C. Teffeau, Matt Reiten, Jan Stirling and Ian Tregellis of Critical Mass, for constant help and advice as the book was under construction.
To Jack Williamson, Fred Pohl, Sprague de Camp and other Golden Agers for inspiration; and Roger Zelazny and Fred Saberhagen.
To John Birmingham for advice on speech patterns from Oz.
To Joe's Diner, for putting up with me working in the corner—especially after the accident, when I had to switch to a dictation program.
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