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Black Opera By Mary Gentle

Black Opera by Mary Gentle

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Summary

An astonishing new historical epic fantasy from the author of ASH

Black Opera Summary

Black Opera by Mary Gentle

Conrad Scalese is a writer of librettos for operas in a world where music has immense power. In the Church, the sung mass can bring about actual miracles like healing the sick. Opera is musicodrama, the highest form of music combined with human emotion, and the results of the passion it engenders can be nothing short of magical. In this world of miracles, Conrad is an atheist - he sees the same phenomena, but sees no need to attribute them to a Deity...until his first really successful opera gets the opera-house struck by the lightning bolt of God's disapproval...And Conrad comes to the attention of the Prince's Men, a powerful secret society, who are trying to use the magic of music to their own ends - in this case, an apocalyptic blood sacrifice. Life is about to get interesting for Conrad.

About Mary Gentle

Mary Gentle is one of the world's most acclaimed writers of fantasy and SF. She has a number of academic degrees, including an MA in War Studies, and has hands-on experience of sword-fighting and armour, amongst many other useful talents. She lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

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GOR006144677
9780575083509
0575083506
Black Opera by Mary Gentle
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2012-10-18
688
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