Winner of the 2007 International Horror Guild Award for Best NovelEnter the mind of a serial killer who believes he is the rightful son and heir to an ancient dynasty of flesh-eating monsters. Follow the frantic journey of a mother whose daughter is infected with the stuff of nightmare, and look through the eyes of Bo Mulvey, a man upon whom the fate and survival of the entire human race depends. Conrad Williams, who is the future of horror, sets this apocalyptic novel in London. It's an epic tale of history and destiny, desperation and desire, and atrocity and atonement. Like Clive Barker before him, Williams' impact on both readers and the horror genre will be astounding. Indeed, his work 'rivals the nastiest imagery of Edgar Allan Poe,' said Maxim.