Once upon a time in a Middle Eastern land, the ruler had two sons, the first still-born, so they said. The younger boy is his heir. Far from the capital there are rumours of a creature who roams the forest. A rich professor finds him and brings him up as his son. When he dies, the boy is captured and displayed in a freak show.

Flawed Angel 2006, Vintage Books

ISBN-13: 9780099488927

Trade paperback

Flawed Angel 2005, Chatto & Windus, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780701179038