Lucius Shepard returns to Arkham House imprint, surely for the last time, since this great writer is assuming his rightful place as a distinguished figure in contemporary American letters. Shepard s second collection is an even finer assemblage than his award-winning Jaguar Hunter, with a balance selection of fantasy and horror works, including several short novels: The Ends of the Earth, Delta Sly Honey, Bound for Glory, The Exercise of Faith, Nomans Land, Life of Buddha, Shades, Aymara, A Wooden Tiger, The Black Clay Boy, Fire Zone Emerald, On the Border, The Scalehunter s Beautiful Daughter, and Surrender. With photomontage interior by Jeffrey K. Potter. The haunting power of these tales, along with the high-quality production and striking illustrations, make this book essential for any fantasy reader s library. --Publisher s Weekly Recipient of the 1992 World Fantasy Award.