The Lady of Pain, vigilant defender of Sigil, keeps an ongoing memoir of her existence. Here, in her own words, is her eternal story. Interspersed with these memoir passages is a story that takes plae in the maze where threats to Sigil are incarcerated for all eternity.
In a genre overfilled with narratives of treasure-seeking elves comes a truly original work. "Pages of Pain" spins the story of a man with no memory, ordered by a god to deliver a "gift" to the enigmatic and terrible ruler of Sigil, a city more or less at the center of the universe. The Amnesian Hero hopes that the task will lead to the restoration of his past -- but the mysterious Lady of Pain intends to show him that desire is what makes anguish possible. Denning's novel is told from a shifting point of view and is unlike any other in the AD&D mythos. A must read.