“Campbell has Neil Gaiman’s gift for lushly dark stories and compelling antiheroes”
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The city of Deepgate hangs suspended by chains over the bottomless Abyss. It dispatches its souls to everlasting life by casting them into this pit. The Temple’s resident angel, Dill, takes his duties very seriously, but is plagued by snails.
Rachel, a temple assassin, is disgusted to have been assigned to teach and protect him, while a renegade angel, Carnival, stalks the city drinking it’s citizens’ blood.
Meanwhile, Alexander Devon, Deepgate’s official Poisoner is concocting a very special brew.And if the city hasn’t got enough to worry about, in the Abyss, the god Ulcis is massing an army of souls, ready to rise and overthrow the natural order.