Storm Constantine's first novel, expanded and re-edited from the original 1980s edition, with extra appendices and chapter heading illustrations. New edition 2007. "Terror hung in the air like the foul-smelling smoke from a gutted house, where people have been burned alive inside. I could feel it. "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. I have seen what they do. I have seen their faces. They always take their dead with them, always. There is a secret. Dont you understand? A secret. Wraeththu are not what they seem. They are more than they seem." Ground-breaking when they first appeared, the Wraeththu Chronicles chart the history of a new race of hermaphrodite beings who come to replace humanity on Earth. Daring, erotic and magical, these editions include 'deleted scenes', which have now been restored and expanded. The book also includes new chapter heading illustrations by acclaimed fantasy artist, Ruby.