The enigmatic immortal Axel Rathenius has been commissioned to paint a triptych illustrating the life of Orpheus. Meanwhile, an enigmatic legacy propels him, his agent Myrica Mavor, Madame Vashti Savage the medium, and the mournful poet Hecate Rain in the midst of a conflict between the rival cults of Orpheus and Dionysus. Brian Stableford's latest novel, Eurydice's Lament, returns to the artists' colony of Mnemosyne, an island off the northern coast of what in our world is called France, in the Everlasting Empire, 2,000 years after the birth of the Divine Caesar, already depicted in The Wayward Muse. Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He has been translating works of early French science fiction and fantasy for Black Coat Press, which also published The Wayward Muse, The New Faust at the Tragicomique and The Stones of Camelot.