A short story which serves as an excellent introduction to Juliet E. McKenna's bestselling fantasy novels, 'The Wizard's Coming' was originally published in the short story anthology 'The Solaris Book of New Fantasy'.
Death is no longer absolute - the men and women of Orpheus can see past the veil into the underworld. Their numbers include mediums, spirit-talkers and even actual ghosts. For a price, they'll cross the veil for you, to resolve lost causes or quiet restless spirits. But be careful, for the dead aren't to be trifled with, and in the end your payment may come in blood.