What drove the monster Caliban, known to us from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' to evil? Was it the magician Prospero? Or his witch-mother Sycorax? Or something unknown and unknowable?
Tad Williams, bestselling author of the 'Memory, Sorrow and Thorn' trilogy, has set his tale twenty years after Prospero and his daughter Miranda sailed away from their island prison. A dark stranger arrives in Miranda's room, and unfolds the truth behind the events which make up one of Shakespeare's most mysterious characters. In this master storyteller's hands, Prospero's Isle and its rough magic live again.