Existential bleakness and desperate hope buried in the depths of a work of art... A tale of love, challenge and escape. Written for Janis Ian's STARS anthology
Omnibus edition of THE DOOR INTO FIRE and THE DOOR INTO SHADOW, Meisha Merlin, 2002 (pb: 2004)
Psychoforensics specialist and freelance prosecutor Lee Enfield works with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office as a lanthanomancer -- a magic-worker trained in Seeing and revealing the truth. When she and her fayhound partner Gelert are brought in to do “discovery” for the investigation into the murder of an Elf named Omren dil’Sorden, at first it seems an ordinary homicide—just one more hate crime in a city and culture where violence against the immensely wealthy, uncannily beautiful Alfen is becoming more and more commonplace.