The Gryphon, Alexandria, and The Morning Star, by Nick Bantock
A couple of weeks ago I re-read the Griffin and Sabine trilogy, and found out that there is a second trilogy that I had never known about. I got them from the library and read them too; they are pretty strange.
The first trilogy left off in a mysterious, but satisfying way. Now the story is reopened with Matthew and Isabella, a pair of separated lovers. Griffin and Sabine write letters to both of them, but in Sabine's ink and handwriting. The letters come from Paolo, a place not found on any map. It all gets very mythological, with dark angels and symbolic visions and Egyptian artifacts. Again we wonder if Sabine is a real person or...what, I don't even know. Isabella and Matthew have to defeat the powers of darkness and it ends confusingly.
I have to say, although I enjoyed the artwork again, I'm sort of disappointed with the storyline and (sort of) resolution. It's pretty weird, and I like weird, but I'm not satisfied with how it went. I'm not sure it had a good reason to be so out there. Meh.