By Jon Courtenay GrimwoodVenice within the early 15th century is on the top of its strength. In thought Duke Marco instructions. yet Marco is a simpleton so his aunt and uncle rule in his stead. in the Serene Republic, their notice is legislation, yet for all their impact, Venice's destiny nonetheless lies in different palms . . .
Lady Giulietta is the Duke's cousin. She enjoys larger privilege than many may dream of, yet her prestige will call for a bad price.
Atilo Il Mauros is head of the Assassini, the shadow military that enforces Venice's will - either at domestic and abroad.
Prince Leopold zum Bas Friedland is the bastard son of the German emperor and chief of the krieghund - the one strength in Venice extra feared than Atilo's assassins.
And then there's Atilo's angel-faced apprentice. just a boy, Tycho is already more desirable and swifter than any guy has a correct to be. He can see at nighttime, yet sun burns him. it truly is acknowledged that he beverages blood.
Award-winning writer Jon Courtenay Grimwood seamlessly blends heritage, politics and darkish delusion in a compelling imaginative and prescient of a Venice that may were.