“In this country people say “the Earth” to indicate the earth. They say “the Sea” to indicate the sea. And they talk of Limbo when they mean limbo.”
Limbo: a landscape of grey dunes constantly changing with the movement of silt; a world of mud, in some places solid under foot, in others nearly liquid within treacherous mud holes. Limbo swallows up careless travellers.
Bzjeurd comes home. He finds his village destroyed, its inhabitants murdered. A mourning knight in search of revenge, he arrives in Kazerm, a dark fortress in the heart of Limbo. Nobody understands why it is there. There he finds his wandering going in an unsuspected direction.
It is impossible to emerge unscathed from this strange journey and obsessive world. For his first novel, Olivier Sillig, a painter and screenwriter born and living in Lausanne, adds an original touch to the science fiction genre.