On the Back Cover:
nineteenth century - the age of reason, of enlightenment, of industrialisation.
Britain is the workshop of the world, the centre of the Empire.
Progress has left Middletown behind. The tin mine
is worked out, jobs are scarce, and a crack has opened across the moors that
the locals believe reaches into the depths of Hell itself.
are changing: Lord Urton is preparing to reopen the mine; the Society for
Psychical Research is interested in the fissure; Roger Nepath and his sister
are exhibiting their collection of mystic Eastern artefacts. People are dying.
Then a stranger arrives, walking out of the wilderness: a man with no name, no
Only one man can unravel the mysteries; only one man can
begin to understand the forces that are gathering; only one man can hope to
fight against them. And only one man knows that this is just the beginning of
the end of the world.
man can stop The