A Bed of Earth (the Gravedigger's Tale)

A Bed of Earth (the Gravedigger's Tale)

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
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.


Random House, Inc.
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.


Baker & Taylor
Two sixteenth-century aristocratic Venetian families--the della Scorpias and the Barbarons--duel for control of the city and for space on the Isle of the Dead, Venice's overcrowded burial ground, unleashing a supernatural force that threatens to overwealm the palatial Italian province.

Blackwell North Amer
The third book in Tanith Lee's series based on alchemy and the elements focuses on the element of earth. It is a 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 come 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Two sixteenth-century aristocratic Venetian families duel for control of the city and for space on the Isle of the Dead, Venice's overcrowded burial ground, unleashing a supernatural force that threatens to overwealm the palatial Italian province.

Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781585672615
1585672610
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 21 cm

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