The third book in Tanith Lee's compelling series based on alchemy and the elements focuses on the element of earth. This is a haunting journey to a parallel version of 16th century Venice, where fierce territorial rivalry between two ble families unearths a supernatural force beneath the placid surface of the canals and rotting understructure of the city. A series of bizarre events throws the city into a panic while a humble gravedigger is left to clear up - an effort that will also enable him to unearth the secrets of his own shadowy past.
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.