Cover art by AurTlien Police
. Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer
Hic Monstra delitescunt . . .
A lyrical anti-quest through a darkly conscious mazeła dark pilgrim's progress through a landscape of vicious Angels, plague houses, crocodile-prophets, tragic chess-sets, and the mind of a nameless woman, driven on by the mocking guide who seeks to destroy as much as save.
Enter the world of the Labyrinth, where Doors do not wait to be opened, but hunt you in the night. This is Zarathustra in Wonderland, a surreal journey, a twisted path through language and madness . . .
Sed puella, ubi abscondes?
"In Valente's surreal, image-driven first novel, centered on the Greek myth of the Minotaur, a female Theseus details the bizarre landscape of the Minotaur's maze . . . Readers who luxuriate in the telling of a tale and savor phrases where every word has significance will enjoy the challenge of this fantasy."