A demon seeking redemption, Silex has kept vigil over Edinburgh for countless years atop a local church as a gargoyle. With the help of his human assistant Craig, Silex solves the mysteries of the city below. But now a mystery lurks inside the church in the form of a young woman seeking sanctuary.
The panicking girl raises Silex's suspicions. Craig has a more welcoming spirit―but he lacks his gargoyle mentor's centuries of experience. When they discover the young woman's connection to new threats menacing Edinburgh, will any of them be prepared for the danger that comes next?
The story unfolds against the moody backdrop of Scotland in the 1930s, and feature infamous grave robbers Burke and Hare who return in this work of dark fantasy.
Craig begins his new life by probing a series of murders that has menaced Scotland. The scenes are frightening, the motivation is a mystery, and the authorities are no help. So along with Father Harris, a hard-edged man of the cloth, Craig steps onto the streets of Edinburgh and toward the dangerous task of catching a killer.
Jane Yolen is the acclaimed author of more than three hundred books for readers of all ages. Her books have won the Caldecott, Nebula, California Young Reader's Medal, Jewish Book Award and many others. One award even set her good coat on fire. But that s another story altogether. Visit her online at janeyolen.com.
Adam Stemple is an author and American folk rock musician based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has co-written many books with his mother, Jane Yolen.
Orion Zangara is an illustrator and comic book artist who lives in the Washington, DC, area. He is a graduate of The Kubert School, an art trade school, with a concentration in sequential art.
Series: Stone Man Mysteries (Book 1)
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Graphic Universe; 1 edition (October 1, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.1 x 6.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces