'Wraeththu. I shiver to say the word. Something has happened to them. Where did they come from? How did it happen? Why is it spreading like a plague? I have seen what they do. I have seen their faces. They always take their dead with them, always. There is a secret. Don't you understand? A secret. Wraeththu are not what they seem. They are more than they seem.'
Pellaz Cevarro has heard tales of the Wraeththu, a feared and ferocious youth cult, shrouded in mystery, that's taking root in cities wracked by disease, disaster and conflict. Is Wraeththu a symptom of this decline, or something more? It is only when the enigmatic Cal arrives at the secluded Cevarro homestead that Pellaz discovers the unimaginable truth. Lured away by Cal to a different life, Pellaz discovers that Wraeththu are poised to replace humanity upon a ravaged world. Changed in body, mind and soul, Pellaz cannot escape a destiny that was set for him, nor the tragic consequences of his association with the dangerous and beautiful Cal.
Ground-breaking when it first appeared in the late 1980s, the Wraeththu Chronicles trilogy charts the history of a new race of androgynous beings who come to replace humanity on Earth. Daring, erotic and magical, these revised editions include 'deleted scenes' missing from the original editions, which the author has expanded and restored.