Equinox (Paperback)

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In this world, two souls inhabit a sole body, one by day, one by night. But though they live alongside one another, their ends do not always align. For Special Inspector Morden, whose hunt for a dangerous witch takes him far away, this will be a problem...

Christophor Morden lives by night. His day-brother, Alexsander, knows only the sun. They are two souls in a single body, in a world where identities change with the rising and setting of the sun. Night-brother or day-sister, one never sees the light, the other knows nothing of the night.

Early one evening, Christophor is roused by a call to the city prison. A prisoner has torn his eyes out and cannot say why. Yet worse: in the sockets that once held his eyes, teeth are growing. The police suspect the supernatural, so Christophor, a member of the king's special inspectorate, is charged with finding the witch responsible.

Night-by-night, Christophor's investigation leads him ever further from home, toward a backwards village on the far edge of the kingdom. But the closer he gets to the truth, the more his day-brother's actions frustrate him. Who is Alexsander protecting? What does he not want Christophor to discover?

And all the while, an ancient and apocalyptic ritual creeps closer to completion...

Reviews for Equinox:

'Clever, original and beautifully crafted, half the fun here lies in getting to grips with the ramifications of this complex world, but the story holds like a vice' Daily Mail

About the Author

David Towsey is a graduate of the Creative Writing programmes at Bath Spa University and Aberystwyth University. Born in Dorset, he now lives in Cardiff with his girlfriend and their growing board game collection. Together, they write under the pseudonym of D.K. Fields whose Tales of Fenest trilogy is also published by Head of Zeus. David's first novel, Your Brother's Blood, was published by Quercus, and was the first in the Walkin' Trilogy. He is also one half of the indie games company, Pill Bug Interactive, who have released three titles across PC and Nintendo Switch™.

Praise For…

“Clever, original and beautifully crafted, half the fun here lies in getting to grips with the ramifications of this complex world, but the story holds like a vice” —Daily Mail

“Spellbinding fantasy... This innovative work is sure to please” —Publishers Weekly

“A dark fantasy that isn't afraid to delve. It delivers high-concept gothic gore – weird, wicked, and soaked in dread... A striking concept that allows a pacy mystery to develop” —Ian Green, author of The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath

“Towsey has crafted a high concept fantasy noir packed with deep characterisation, and visceral shocks” —SciFiNow

“There are more layers to Equinox than your average fantasy novel and any fan of the genre will enjoy unpeeling them” —SF Book

“Original and intelligent” —SFFWorld

“A fascinating concept [which] Towsey skilfully explores” —SFX Magazine

“This novel makes you think about who we are” —SF Crows Nest

“An excellent and unique fantasy which has a lot to recommend it” —ParSec Magazine

“A highly original and innovative work of fantasy horror” —Geek Dad

Product Details
ISBN: 9781801101660
ISBN-10: 1801101663
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book
Publication Date: April 1st, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English