Before Grendel, there was Grendel's Mother. Before her, there was something else...
A Song for Grendel is composed as a companion walker to the something-else, to the moor-stalking monster kin before... More > the Age of Grendel. In a netherland stalked by giants, ogres and trolls, the black sun and red stars lined up and shot an arrow of discord, and under a whispering shroud, baby Grendel was born to a world of trouble.
This is not only the story of Grendel's early days in the Moor, but also of his rim-prowling ancestors, his lost and forgotten family, some of whom have never before been named.
Behold this monster genealogy, this song of lineage, this lullaby for the sleepers of a dead race. Their secrets are divulged herein, but let there be a warning: if you do not wish to have nightmare-flowers blooming on your pillow, or trolls whispering in your ears, then you are advised to leave this book safely alone.< Less
In generations past on a small Caribbean island, a mysterious sequence of troubles was thwarted by a ceremonial jumbie-dance. The source of the troubles was transmogrified and encapsulated into a... More > tiny box, and in this miniature prison it was guarded for decades... until it ends up in New Orleans. After the chaos of Hurricane Katrina, the curiosity accidentally falls into the wrong hands, and is released to rekindle its mischief anew upon an unsuspecting French Quarter street performer named Minnie Little. (Fiction)< Less
Spurna Moody was a wild one. She was a daughter of the New Orleans seventh ward, a creole princess born with a flaming passion for bad boys and worse men. Mardi Gras Indian bars, Sunday secondlines... More > and outlaw motorcycles were her fledging grounds, and when she finally spread her wings and flew, she left four children scattered to the winds. This is their story, the tale of the children of a lost generation, how and who they came to be and how the fires of their ancestors burned within them in their own unique ways... and how they migrated towards a common destiny at the end of the world.