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A flaming meteor over the Yorkshire Dales, a long-lost map drawn by the lunatic Bill 'Cuttle' Kraken, and the discovery of a secret subterranean shipyard beneath the River Thames lead Professor Langdon St. Ives and his intrepid friend Jack Owlesby into the treacherous environs of Morecambe Bay, with its dangerous tides and vast quicksand pits. They descend beneath the sands of the Bay itself, into a dark, unknown ocean littered with human bones and the remnants of human dreams.

In this tale of murder, infamy, and Victorian intrigue, the tides of destiny shift relentlessly and rapidly as the stakes grow ever higher and the pursuit more deadly…

©2009 James P. Blaylock (P)2014 Audible Studios

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"Blaylock is better than anyone else at showing us the magic that secretly animates our world...” (Tim Powers)
“Blaylock is a true one-of-a-kind original.” (Neil Gaiman)
“Blaylock's prose is so rich it literally stings!” (Charles de Lint)
“Blaylock allows us to see the mundane world through new eyes, to perceive the familiar as strange, and therefore exciting.” (Charles de Lint)
“Blaylock’s evocative prose and studied pacing make him one of the most distinctive contributors to American magical realism.” (Library Journal)
“James P. Blaylock has proved himself to be among the front-running authors working in speculative fiction.” (Rick Kleffel)
“Blaylock is a singular American fabulist” (William Gibson)
“Blaylock allows us to see the mundane world through new eyes, to perceive the familiar as strange, and therefore exciting.” (Charles de Lint)
“A writer of great vigor, charm, and perception.” (Bruce Sterling)

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