By Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer
The Demon Chernobog—
Foiled yet now not Conquered
in The Shadow of the Lion—
is again to beat Sixteenth-Century Venice!
Chernobog had come inside of a hair of seizing absolute energy in Venice, yet used to be thwarted by means of the parent Lion-spirit, who woke up to guard his urban from the power-mad demon. however the energy of the Lion is restricted to Venice, and Chernobog has a brand new best friend within the King of Hungary, who has beseiged the island of Corfu to grab keep watch over of the Adriatic from Venice. Trapped at the island is the small band of heroes who aroused from sleep the Lion and thwarted Chernobog earlier than. faraway from the Lion's aid, Manfred and Erik lead guerrillas opposed to the foe, and Maria discovers old magical powers at the island. If she will be able to make alliance with them, she are able to repel the invaders—but no longer with no paying a sour own rate. . . .
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Praise for the Prequel, The Shadow of the Lion:
"The prolific Lackey and cohorts Flint and Freer whip up a luscious bouillabaisse of politics, intrigue, love and black magic set in an "Other-worldly, New-Age Venice. . . ." The authors' use of latest American vernacular . . . rather than pompous interval speech retains the pages turning quick. . . ." —Publishers Weekly
"[A] big concoction of exchange heritage, excessive myth, and historic romance set within the sixteenth-century Venice of an alternative global . . . wealthy plotting, bright characterization, and opulent evocation of Renaissance ethics and tradition may still make readers flip all of the pages." —Booklist
". . . a sweeping trade background. .. .The authors deftly wield the juxtaposition of fable and heritage right into a finely crafted story." —Romantic Times
"[A] best choose . . . fast paced motion and intricate, plausible settings." —The Bookwatch
Mercedes Lackey, writer of the bestselling Heralds of Valdemar and Bardic Voices sequence, begun existence as a toddler and has been trying to rectify that mistakes ever on account that. Named for actress Mercedes McCambridge, she has been attempting without good fortune to get the Benz vehicle professionals to acknowledge the usual hyperlink among her identify and theirs, and supply her using an M100 or a few number of high-end activities vehicle for free of charge. This, too, has had a unique loss of luck. except writing she will be stumbled on at a number of instances prying the talons of the birds of prey she is trying to nurse again to wellbeing and fitness out of her palms, endangering her imaginative and prescient by means of growing a variety of types of paintings Beadwork, and cross-stitching dragons, gryphons, and different semi-mythological fauna. in the interim, her hair is crimson, her favourite colour is eco-friendly, and she or he is roofed through numerous participants of her flock of puppy parrots, cockatoos and macaws, all of that are attempting to aid her type8shgalal-akejbejks9ife.