(From the publisher):
Nantle is the destination for the wealthy Cargo family. A mysterious heir has been named in their grandfather's will - and they have traveled a long way by sea to find him.
Mr. Tim Christmas journeys as part of his apprenticeship, seeking the mechanism behind a strange set of seemingly magical stones.
On her twenty-first birthday, Miss Wastefield is given an odd gift, which she keeps locked up in a giant chest at all times - a keeping place from which she receives dire threats. In Nantle, she hopes to find the one man who can rid her of this evil.
It is in this old cathedral city that their paths will converge. And where they will find themselves at the mercy of a mighty and vengeful power...
Original title: Strange Cargo
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Dark Fantasy