• by Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by Siriol Jenkins
  • 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Corpse candles. Phantom funerals. The bird of death. It was insidious.... For Bethan, the schoolteacher, the old superstitions woven into the social fabric of her West Wales village are primitive and distasteful. Which is why she's pleased to welcome the sophisticated newcomers: London journalist Giles Freeman and his wife, Claire. Surely they'll let in some fresh air.
But the Freemans are keen to absorb this different culture, a whole new way of life - rejecting the advice of an old colleague who warns them of a hard and bitter land where they've always danced on the edge of the abyss. They soon learn that this community hides an ancient, bloody, and pagan secret - one that will haunt them forever....


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Customer Reviews

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Beautifully atmospheric, subtle horror

Loved this book and discovering this author has been a real treat. Terrific performance by Siriol Jenkins. A chilling tale and it actually kept me reading all night which hasn't happened in a while. Almost guaranteed to give a few chills. Love this book!!!
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- whiterabbit

Well worth a listen.

I like this author and this is one of his better books, but what makes the book so interesting to listen to is the narrator. Excellent narration! Full marks! She was fantastic!
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- Marc Moss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2015
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd