They should have left it alone…
A tale of Noreela…
A mercenary should be allowed to quit. That’s what Jakk thinks. But his companions don’t agree with him. As Noreela’s awful Cataclysmic War finishes, they enter a valley which should not exist.
They see machines that should be dead. They see things that shouldn’t be, and they interrupt something that should have been left well alone.
However, some actions cannot be undone… There is a glimmer of hope, yet it is so obviously false.
But there’s still revenge.
Vale of Blood Roses is another of Tim Lebbon’s gripping dark-fantasy tales, which you won’t want to put down.
Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:
“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon
“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review
“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo
“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria
“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue
“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis
“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow
“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World
“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith
“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm
“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther
“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site