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The enterprise of death

Author: Jesse Bullington
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As the witch-pyres of the Spanish Inquisition blanket Renaissance Europe in a moral haze, a young African slave finds herself the unwilling apprentice of an ancient necromancer. Unfortunately, quitting his company proves even more hazardous than remaining his pupil when she is afflicted with a terrible curse. Yet salvation may lie in a mysterious tome her tutor has hidden somewhere on the war-torn continent. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Bullington
ISBN: 9780316087346 0316087343
OCLC Number: 548642211
Description: 454 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jesse Bullington.

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As the witch-pyres of the Spanish Inquisition blanket Renaissance Europe in a moral haze, a young African slave finds herself the unwilling apprentice of an ancient necromancer. Unfortunately, quitting his company proves even more hazardous than remaining his pupil when she is afflicted with a terrible curse. Yet salvation may lie in a mysterious tome her tutor has hidden somewhere on the war-torn continent. She sets out on a seemingly impossible journey to find the book, never suspecting her fate is tied to three strangers: the artist Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, the alchemist Dr. Paracelsus, and a gun-slinging Dutch mercenary. As Manuel paints her macabre story on canvas, plank, and church wall, the young apprentice becomes increasingly aware that death might be the least of her concerns.

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