"Book One in the Flame of Evil Series"
"Fascinating characters and vivid descriptions make this a good addition to alternate history and fantasy collections." --"Library Journal"
"Farren alternates scenes of action, sex, and brutality fast-moving." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
" [A] promising beginning of an alternate history saga." -- "Booklist"
"This lusty, antiauthoritarian story moshes its way out of the history books."
"Lots of dark horror, exotic settings, derring-do, and just plain excellent story telling."--"SF Chronicle"
Against the hellspawn controlled by the Mosul stands The Four, a supernatural entity comprised of four youngsters from disparate backgrounds: Argo, the back-country hick; Jesamine, the slave-concubine; Raphael the Hispanian cannon-fodder conscript; and Cordelia, the spoiled aristocrat. Together, they alone have managed to combat the Mosul's Dark Things.
The army of Albany moves south to attempt to free Virginia and The Four go along in support. The battle engages cavalry, infantry, and artillery -- but the Mosul have other weapons in their arsenal, and as The Four try desperately to protect their comrades from other-worldly foes, they catch fleeting glimpses of two albino children, the White Twins. Even the enigmatic Yancey Slide has no clue as to what kind of threat the twins may represent.
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