Faces Under Water

Faces Under Water : The Secret Books of Venus

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"The Secret Books of Venus" series-each book woven around the alchemical elements of water, fire, earth, and air-begins with "Faces Under Water," in which Tanith Lee immerses her readers in ancient Venetian canals and the secret terror that lies beneath. Lee's characters are immediately plunged into a fantastical world of sorcery, where horror and beauty mingle under breathless spells of enchantment and desire.
In the hedonistic atmosphere of an eighteenth-century Venice Carnival, gaiety turns deadly when Furian Furiano happens upon a mask of Apollo floating in the murky waters of the canals. The mask hides a sinister art, and Furian finds himself trapped in a bizarre tangle of love, obsession, and evil, stumbling upon a macabre society of murderers. The beautiful but elusive Eurydiche holds the key to these murders and leads him further into a labyrinth of black magic and ancient alchemy. Why do secrets from Furian's past seem tied to the mysterious Eurydiche? In Tanith Lee's brilliantly imagined world of violence and terror, Furian must find a way to survive and stem the obsession driving him toward his hidden destiny.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 233 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1585672459
  • 9781585672455

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