Baker & Taylor In a novel based on the author's short story, "The Gargoyle's Shadow," at the turn of the millennium, the gargoyles assigned to guard the old buildings of Dublin join forces to take on an ancient evil that threatens the entire world.
Blackwell North Amer Dublin is not the city it once was. Tourists crowd the ancient buildings and swarm the cobblestone streets. Hooligans steal artifacts from newly remodeled catherdrals. Everything is different. As Padriag keeps watch over St. Patrick's Cathedral, he remembers what Dublin was like before the tourists descended, before the renovations started, before he was a gargoyle. Back in the days of the Old Testament, he was an avenging angel, righteous and ruthless, fierce and feared. Now he guards a church, and tries to forget. Nothing is sacred. One cold December night, vandals break into St. Patrick's. Paddy melts into the darkness in search of revenge - and with the help of an elderly man named Francis Templeton, he finds it. But in his moment of triumph, Paddy makes one terrible mistake. And as the snow falls and the millennium draws to a close, the gargoyles of Dublin come together to face an evil as ancient and elusive as time itself.