Synopses & Reviews
DESCRIPTIONThe demon Chernobog had almost seized absolute power in Venice until the guardian Lion-spirit awoke to protect his city. But the Lion's power is limited to Venice, and Chernobog has allied with the King of Hungary in besieging the island of Corfu to control the Adriatic. Caught on Corfu is the small band of heroes who thwarted Chernobog before. Far from the Lion's help, Manfred and Erik organize guerrillas, as Maria discovers the island's ancient mystic powers. If she can ally with them, she may be able to repel the invaders--but not without paying a bitter personal price. . . .
[A] massive concoction of alternate history, high fantasy, and historical romance . . . rich plotting, vivid characterization, and splendid evocation of Renaissance ethics and culture should make readers turn all the pages. --Booklist
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Mercedes Lackey has written over one hundred titles and has no plans to slow down. Known best for her tales of Valdemar and The Five Hundred Kingdoms, she's also a prolific lyricist and records her own music.