New Title Spotlight: The Birthgrave by Tanith Lee

Coincidence is a funny thing. Because of the lead times we work to when scheduling our eBooks, what can seem like one-among-many when publication dates are set can become a new release freighted with significance once publication actually arrives.

And so it is with this month’s New Title Spotlight. We had no idea when schedule The Birthgrave that Tanith Lee would pass away before it was published, but given that sad circumstance, it seems a fitting tribute to make it our New Title Spotlight on the Gateway website.

A mysterious woman awakens in the heart of a dormant volcano and comes forth into a brutal ancient world transformed by genocidal pestilence, war, fierce beauty, and cultural devastation. She has no memory of herself, and she could be anyone — mortal woman, demoness lover, last living heir to a long-gone race, or a goddess of destruction. Compelled by the terrifying Karrakaz to search for the mysterious Jade that is the answer to her secret self, she embarks on a journey of timeless wonder.

Come within this realm of brilliant cruel beauty and seductive immortal ruins, of savage war and grand conquest, of falling stars and silver gods, of longing and desire.

You can read more about Tanith Lee in her entries in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.