"... he turned, fighting to stay on his feet. Under a hooded robe of white cloth with a touch of iridescence in it: a bent human form... while the cat-snake distracted him, she had struck. He saw her in shadow: tall and stooped, gaunt, her face all wrinkles, her nose hooked, her eyes deep-set and malevolent in the shadow of the hood. Her swollen hands held a silver cane aimed at Corbell's eyes."
Futura paperback, 1979. Cover artwork by Peter Jones.