Blood of Dreams

Publication Details
Book Title: 
ISBN: 
9780670071388
Year of Publication: 
2007
Publisher: 
Penguin
Author Information
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Canada
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
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Book Synopsis

Venice, 1762. As Carnevale bursts across the city revellers take to the streets in masks and lavish costumes to lose themselves in pleasure. Yet while Venetians celebrate, a nightmare is about to unfold . . .

Laudomia Codussi, a beautiful young woman tormented by terrifying visions, takes a lover and is drawn into his dangerous obsession with opium. When a series of gruesome murders is revealed, Laudomia embarks on an urgent quest to unmask the killer. Until she can separate reality from fantasy, no one is safe – least of all herself. But in a city transformed by illusion, who can say what is real and what is not?

in the tradition of Anne Rice and Patrick Suskind, Blood of Dreams is a lush and intoxicating odyssey through the grand palaces, decadent salons and sinister alleyways of eighteenth-century Venice – a journey from which no one will emerge unscathed.

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