Author(s): F. E. Higgins
Deep within the heart of the Moiraean Mountains lies the town of Opum Oppidulum - home to the freezing Lake Beluarum and its rumoured monster. An inescapable asylum stands in the centre of the lake, enclosed by the sheer cliffs of Drop Rock island. When Ambrose Grammaticus, famous inventor and master engineer, viciously attacks his own son, Rex, he is hauled to the island and imprisoned. Rex knows his evil stepmother, Acantha, is behind his father's 'madness'. But how can he prove it? Only the asylum holds the answers ...A savage story of treachery, lunacy, greed, revenge and pure unadulterated wickedness.
F. E. Higgins has been fascinated by the macabre ever since seeing a ghostly apparition as a child. Nowadays F. E. travels the lands that these books describe, collecting strange artefacts and the even stranger secrets and stories behind them. The Black Book of Secrets, The Bone Magician, The Eyeball Collector and The Lunatic's Curse document the results of these eerie explorations and have sold all over the world. When not in pursuit of a story, F.E. may be found in a haunted house in Kent.