Chronos has the power to see the future, and that's the future Chronos foresees. All she wants is to get a good night's sleep, so she decides to have a simple conversation with the fated ringleader in hopes that it will set that horrible future straight.
But Kendra is not an easy person to convince. Kendra wants to save the world. And if she has to cram that down the world's throat, well, so be it.
She also doesn't want a houseguest. Unfortunately for her, Kendra is insisting on both, and the former magical girl will not listen to reason.
In desperation, Chronos goes to the one person she trusts least for help:
Her sister, Rhea.
Rhea, who is a fashion designer for villains. Rhea, whose favorite hobby is corrupting magical girls.
Her best friend has no clue where the former magical girl is or what she's doing, but she's determined to find out.
Even if it means attacking Kendra.
Chronos has a brand new unwanted houseguest she can't get rid of. And this one has more than a few screws loose and is adorably evil. What do you do with a ten-year-old dark magical girl?
But she underestimates the language barrier, she overestimates her own competence at villainy, and she's not used to fighting without magic.
So attacking an entire school of magical girls may not be the wisest thing she's ever done.
Especially since a villainous fashion designer is watching.
She heads to the lair ready to do what's necessary . . . and clueless Tiffany lets her in. Chronos is not delighted.
One of Kendra's friends finally gets what she's wanted for a long time. But will it be a dream come true — or will it be a nightmare?
Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman's darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman's preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.
Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.
Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in the Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. The Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Door, a noblewoman whose family has been murdered, is on a quest to find the agent that slaughtered her family and thwart the destruction of this underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life, he must join the journey to save Door's world—and find a way to survive.
A hallucinatory fantasia of mystery, mythology, and terror that "draws equally from George Lucas, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and John Milton" (USA Today), Neverwhere is an "Alice in Wonderland with a punk edge" (Poppy Z. Brite), "that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune).