Download PDF by Tanith Lee: A Bed of Earth (The Secret Books of Venus, Book 3)

By Tanith Lee

ISBN-10: 1468305972

ISBN-13: 9781468305975

"A mattress of Earth" is a haunting trip to a parallel model of sixteenth-century Venice, the place a fierce territorial competition among noble households finds a supernatural strength from underneath the placid floor of the canals and rotting understructure of the town.

The fight among the 2 households for house at the Isle of the useless, the overcrowded burial flooring for generations of Venetian the Aristocracy, boils over and a fourteen-year-old lady is compelled to pay the last word rate. because the years move on, events complicit in her disappearance start to endure the results in a chain of surprising deaths. A humble apprentice gravedigger is left to deal with the mysteries and subdue the traditional terror that threatens to wreck the full republic.

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You are an agent of the secular authority, not a representative of the temple. The only men trained to find the vampire’s hiding place are the witch hunters, and they will not follow you. ” He lifted his hand, forestalling Silja’s protest. “Don’t let Meisser fool you, there are decent, intelligent men under his command. ” Thulmann sighed, shaking his head. “Meisser will let me run things because I’m an outsider. Frankly, the swine is afraid of me. ” His voice grew sombre. “Four men will be buried today because of that parasite, another will probably be crippled for the rest of his days.

He spat at Meisser, drawing one of his pistols from its holster. Without hesitation, Thulmann fired the weapon into the lock, his boot smashing into the ruined mechanism. The door crashed inward. Thulmann stepped inside, shouting back to the startled men who had been following him. “Three of you,” he snapped. “Around to the sides and back. ” Without waiting to see who would execute his commands, Thulmann raced into the shadowy hallway. The hallway opened upon a large parlour, its wooden floors furnished with heavy rugs, its walls concealed behind shroud-like drapes of black cloth.

Thulmann let a humourless sound rumble from his throat. “By Sigmar I wanted to. But that would have been purely selfish. ” “Different motives, but the same end,” said Silja. “No,” he corrected her. “The reason that a man acts is as important as the deed itself. ” Thulmann smiled as he saw the sign of the Seven Candles inn at the end of the street. “My rooms are here,” he told Silja. ” Silja enquired. “Perhaps not skill, but certainly experience,” Thulmann said. “We have faced these monsters together.

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