By Tanith Lee
"A mattress of Earth" is a haunting trip to a parallel model of sixteenth-century Venice, the place a fierce territorial contention 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 area at the Isle of the useless, the overcrowded burial floor for generations of Venetian the Aristocracy, boils over and a fourteen-year-old woman is compelled to pay the final word expense. because the years move on, events complicit in her disappearance start to undergo the results in a sequence of stunning deaths. A humble apprentice gravedigger is left to deal with the mysteries and subdue the traditional terror that threatens to wreck the whole republic.
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Down on the deck, Slick froze. Pegleg vaulted over the wheel, straight at the halfling. Slick took off as if someone had mentioned that the last donut was still sitting in a box on the prow. Still, with his roly-poly belly and thick, stubby legs, he didn’t have a prayer. Even though Pegleg only had one good leg, he’d catch up with the agent soon enough. He was fast, and there were only so many places to hide on a ship. ” Dunk said as he scrambled after the coach. The ogre reached out and plucked Slick from the deck, and then held him high over his head, out of reach of Pegleg’s swinging hook.
Just one thing,” Pegleg said, still chortling. ” “No,” Cavre said, wiping the tears from his face. “It was all Mr. ” Down on the deck, Slick froze. Pegleg vaulted over the wheel, straight at the halfling. Slick took off as if someone had mentioned that the last donut was still sitting in a box on the prow. Still, with his roly-poly belly and thick, stubby legs, he didn’t have a prayer. Even though Pegleg only had one good leg, he’d catch up with the agent soon enough. He was fast, and there were only so many places to hide on a ship.
Pegleg shouted, barely audible over the whirlpool’s thunderous roar. Dunk grabbed the ogre’s arm, and M’Grash stopped in his tracks. He glanced back to see Dunk standing next to him, his hands stretched out for the harpoon. He looked to Pegleg for guidance. The coach shook his head. “Mr. ” Dunk said. ” “I’m still the coach of this team, Mr. Hoffnung. ” Dunk stared at the man, trying to see if he’d finally gone insane. “M’Grash is a blitzer, not a thrower. ” “That’s none of your concern. ” Pegleg nodded at M’Grash, who hefted the harpoon for another throw.
A Bed of Earth (The Secret Books of Venus, Book 3) by Tanith Lee