Parl Dro is a ghost-killer--gifted with a seventh sense that enables him to find and banish the lingering spirits of the dead. Maimed by one of his targets, he nonetheless has his sights set on a legendary city of ghosts. Before he can reach it, however, he must contend with a pair of eerie sisters, a gifted but insecure musician, and his own past.

Tanith Lee works magic with words in this little gem of a fantasy. Her language is lovely, gracefully weaving mystery, humor, and drama together, and her characters are fascinating.