In this world, two souls inhabit a single body, one by day, one by night. But though they live alongside one another, their ends do not always align. For Special Inspector Morden, whose hunt for a dangerous witch takes him far from home, this will be a problem...
Christophor Morden lives by night. His day-brother, Alexsander, knows only the sun. They are two souls in a single body, in a world where identities change with the rising and setting of the sun. Night-brother or day-sister, one never sees the light, the other knows nothing of the night.
Early one evening, Christophor is roused by a call to the city prison. A prisoner has torn his eyes out and cannot say why. Yet worse: in the sockets that once held his eyes, teeth are growing. The police suspect the supernatural, so Christophor, a member of the king's special inspectorate, is charged with finding the witch responsible.
Night-by-night, Christophor's investigation leads him ever further from home, toward a backwards village on the far edge of the kingdom. But the closer he gets to the truth, the more his day-brother's actions frustrate him. Who is Alexsander protecting? What does he not want Christophor to discover?
And all the while, an ancient and apocalyptic ritual creeps closer to completion...
Praise for Equinox:
'Clever, original and beautifully crafted, half the fun here lies in getting to grips with the ramifications of this complex world, but the story holds like a vice' Daily Mail
'Spellbinding fantasy... This innovative work is sure to please' Publishers Weekly
'An ambitious and gruesome tale of intrigue, witches, and the warring self – utterly transporting' Ian Green, author of The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath
'Towsey – with rich characterization, starkly beautiful language, and a philosophical depth – is just getting warmed up' NPR.
'Towsey's writing is a joy' British Fantasy Society.
'A fascinating, emotionally enrapturing narrative... A tremendously memorable debut' Tor.com.
'DT really does know how to set fire to a plot and keep it burning!' BookGeek