In a city locked in a kind of perpetual twilight, an antiquarian bookseller accepts a very strange commission - the valuation of a rare codex. Within its fragile pages is the story of another book, another codex, but unravelling the mystery may mean unravelling the nature of reality itself...
A noirish mystery. A speculative fiction with a social conscience. An unbridled imagination, and a scholar's bibliomanic preoccupations. From Here On, Monsters stretches the boundaries of what we consider fiction in weird and totally wonderful ways...
'A novel that places the reader into the abyss of storytelling. This is more than a book of secrets, codes, geniuses, history and language. It is more than you could imagine.'
TARA JUNE WINCH
'A novel about modern Australia that doesn't read at all like a modern Australian novel.'
'Bryer writes with generosity and compassion.'