A Bed of Earth (Secret Books of Venus, Book 3)

A Bed of Earth (Secret Books of Venus, Book 3)

Tanith Lee

The 3rd ebook in Tanith Lee's compelling sequence in response to alchemy and the weather makes a speciality of the component to earth. it's a haunting trip to a parallel model of sixteenth-century Venice, the place a fierce territorial competition among noble families-the della Scorpias and the Barbarons-unearths a supernatural strength from underneath the placid floor of the canals and rotting understructure of the city.

The fight among the 2 households for house at the Isle of the lifeless, the overcrowded burial floor for generations of Venetian the Aristocracy, turns into an increasing number of heated, and fourteen-year-old Meralda della Scorpia is compelled to pay the last word cost. yet because the years go on, events complicit in her disappearance-from either houses-begin to undergo the results in a sequence of stunning deaths which can emanate from none except a supernatural foe. As those extraordinary occasions throw town right into a panic, a humble apprentice gravedigger is left to deal with the mysteries-an attempt that might let him to unearth the secrets and techniques of his personal shadowy prior.

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