In a part of the city called the Downside, Randal and Jackson live as far as they can from the Corvidae, the mutated crow-gangs who roam the streets. Jackson is a patchworker, able to fix badly injured people by adding clockwork appendages. Randal is one of the men he helped: now with a clockwork heart, a copper mask, and metal limbs, he is devoted to Jackson but anxious about his own humanity. When a young girl brutalised by the Corvidae lands on their doorstep, Jackson is determined to help her, despite the danger if the gangs find out that she's still alive.
Horn2009single work novella crime detective fantasy horror 'There's a dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose and no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster. What starts as a consulting job for city homicide quickly becomes a tangled knot of unexpected questions, and working out the link between the dead girl and the unicorn will draw Aster back into the world of the exiled fey she thought she'd left behind ten years ago. All in all, Miriam Aster isn't happy. The last time she worked a case like this it cost her a badge, a partner, and her life.' Source: http://twelfthplanetpress.wordpress.com/ (Sighted 28/09/2009).