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Lye Street by Alan Campbell
Cover Artist: Dave McKean
Review by Gayle Surrette
Subterranean Press Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596061354
Date: 08 January 2008 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Every fifty years a member of the Bucklestrappe family is killed. Through marriages and death the Bucklestrappe line has now become the Greenes but the murders continue every fifty years. The fifty years is nearly at an end, and Sal Greene has hired a demon to take care of the angel before she can kill again. Meanwhile, the angel is finding all her usual haunts have been violated and messages written on the walls urging her to go to Lye Street to learn the truth. Scar Night is approaching and there is not much time for either the Greenes or the angel.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Alan Campbell has graced us with a 26,000 word novella, a prequel to his stunning fantasy debut, Scar Night, the first novel of the Deepgate Codex. Lye Street ends just where the novel picks up!

The Greene family is cursed. Every fifty years Deepgate s scarred angel, Carnival, returns to murder another descendant. Now, five hundred years after the first victim s death, Sal Greene is facing his own doom. His time has almost run out. In a desperate attempt to break the chain of violence and save his family, he summons a demon to the chained city: a warrior he hopes is powerful enough to stand against the angel.

Yet the creature which arrives in Deepgate is not quite the legendary mercenary Sal Greene was expecting. [Note: Interior illustrations by Bob Eggleton.]

(Source: Subterranean Press)

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