A Bed of Earth

A Bed of Earth

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The third book in Tanith Lee's compelling series based on alchemy and the elements focuses on the element of earth. It is a haunting journey to a parallel version of sixteenth-century Venice, where a fierce territorial rivalry between two noble families-the della Scorpias and the Barbarons-unearths a supernatural force from beneath the placid surface of the canals and rotting understructure of the city. The struggle between the two families for space on the Isle of the Dead, the overcrowded burial ground for generations of Venetian nobility, becomes more and more heated, and fourteen-year-old Meralda della Scorpia is forced to pay the ultimate price. But as the years pass on, parties complicit in her disappearance-from both houses-begin to suffer the consequences in a series of shocking deaths that could emanate from none other than a supernatural foe. As these bizarre events throw the city into a panic, a humble apprentice gravedigger is left to sort out the mysteries-an effort that will enable him to unearth the secrets of his own shadowy past.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 345 pages
  • 144 x 210.3 x 31mm | 725.76g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1585672610
  • 9781585672615

Review quote

"A beautiful story of love and death . . . Tanith Lee's finest fantasy to date and it is sure to keep her at the top of her field." ("Baryon Magazine") "Elegantly written . . . a powerfully told tale of youthful passion and ghostly revenge." ("Library Journal")show more

About Tanith Lee

Tanith Lee is one of the leading fantasy authors working today. She has written over 50 novels and short story collections, among them the bestselling Flat Earth Series. She has won the World Fantasy Award numerous times as well as the August Derleth Award.show more

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128 ratings
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4 42% (54)
3 23% (29)
2 5% (6)
1 2% (2)
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