The Sinners of Erspia are the inhabitants of a bizarre world, ruled and guided by the hands of Ormazd and Ahriman, twin gods of good and evil. Histrina, a child of Ormazd, is taken by the evil hordes to a world of terror where she meets Laedo, a man stranded far from his home.
Together they start on a hallucinatory journey to understand and to escape from the surreal world that holds them prisoner.
This is a novel about the susceptibility of the human mind and how it adapts to the extremes of terror and delight. A novel that could only have escaped from the astounding imagination of Barrington Bayley.
"Bayley is the zen master of modern science fiction." -- Bruce Sterling
"The most original SF writer of his generation." -- Michael Moorcock