Saint Fire

Saint Fire : The Secret Books of Venus: Book II

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Starting with the premise of four novels based on the phases of alchemy and the four elements, Tanith Lee has created an evocative alternate Italy in her new series The Secret Books of Venus. In Saint Fire, the second volume in the series, Volpa is a strangely beautiful servant girl who glows with an inhuman inner fire. When her master, an abusive woodseller, is mysteriously incinerated, Volpa discovers her power of fire. Her gift is noticed by the Church leaders, who see her as a mighty weapon in their holy wars. This gripping fantasy of a mysteriously gifted Joan of Arc is stunning from beginning to more

Product details

  • Paperback | 335 pages
  • 161.5 x 202.7 x 24.1mm | 317.52g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1585674257
  • 9781585674251
  • 1,270,617

Review quote

"Few fantasy writers today can match the sheer beauty and inventiveness of Tanith Lee's writing . . . Lee raises challenging questions about faith, justice, and truth in this moving Joan of Arc story."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 more

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163 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (64)
3 23% (37)
2 6% (10)
1 2% (3)
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