Everyone is not as they seem in this fantasy novel, replete with war, witchcraft and secrets.
Christophor Morden lives in a world where everybody changes with the rising and setting of the sun. For every person contains two distinct identities – a day brother and a night brother. One never sees the light, the other nothing of night.
One evening Christophor, one of the king's special unit of witch hunters, is woken early by a call to the city prison. A young woman has torn her own eyes out, and the police suspect supernatural causes. The investigation takes Christophor far from home, to a village on the edge of the kingdom.
There he will find his witch – and his night brother will find himself desperate to save her. And as this battle of the self rages, the witch's ancient and apocalyptic ritual comes ever closer to completion...
"Melding noir with the fantasy genre, this is a rather clever read, one which feels especially prescient for our reality." —SCIFINOW
"Original and intelligent." —SFF World
“Towsey has crafted a high concept fantasy noir packed with deep characterisation, and visceral shocks.” —SciFi Now
"It's rare to find such a richly imagined world about the art of myth and storytelling." —Christopher Fowler, author, Full Dark House
"There are hidden depths to Widow's Welcome, and the rewards for spending time with this book are very great. I felt as if I was one of the Audience, and asked to cast my own vote on stories of tragedy, sacrifice and betrayal. If you love storytelling, you'll love this." —Simon Morden, author, One Way
"There is more than meets the eye in this gripping and inventive debut. . . . Rife with intrigue, deceit and cultural tension." —James Aitcheson, author, Sworn Sword
"Like a Philip Pullman rendition of Cloud Atlas. Widow's Welcome is an irresistibly thrilling introduction to a world of stories within stories – and I can't wait for more." —Tim Major
"An utterly absorbing tale set in a fascinating world. A terrific start to the series." —Mick Finlay
"This spellbinding fantasy from Towsey (the Walkin’ trilogy) operates on a fascinating conceit: a world where human bodies are shared by two beings, one diurnal and one nocturnal.... This innovative work is sure to please." —Publishers Weekly