Far, far Upriver, where knowledge failed and fable ruled, in a frozen land of demons and monsters, the City of the Dead stood guard over a great treasure. The Mai, Delta-dwellers of the planet Horseye, had a great respect and love for wealth – as befitted a race of busy traders and merchants.  But – a prudent species – they also knew that danger was, well… dangerous.  So their thoughts turned to the Humanx couple, Lyra and Etienne Redowl, impatiently waiting permission to explore the planet. Suddenly, bureaucracy was benign, permits permitted and their epic voyage up the most spectacular river chasm in the entire Humanx Commonwealth was under way…Cover art by Mark Harrison.