The Scarp. Also known as The Emporium of Human Misery. A savage demon is stalking its streets. A powerful secret society, the League of the Golden Unicorn, is bent on restoring the monarchy. Could they be inciting a revolution from the bowels of the city? Meanwhile, Lord Bortle, a member of the League, wants to create a Fabulary Garden full of fantastical creatures from the underworld... and all he s missing is a werewolf. The demon Bazimaal knows where the werewolf is hiding- in the house of the famous conjurer Callisto. Crispin, Callisto and a feisty new river-girl, Dessica Flaunt, must crack codes, reclaim the werewolf and return the demon to the underworld, before Bazimaal triumphs and the Scarp is utterly destroyed
MATT HART is Welsh and proud of it. He has worked as a fairground operative, in an architect's office, as a bus conductor and as a building-site labourer before turning to writing full-time. He reads loads, his favourite animal is the coatimundi and THE BLACK SPHINX is his first fantasy novel.