The Guns Of Ivrea
Released 9 February 2016
Acquel Galenus, former thief and now monk, uncovers a terrible secret under the Great Temple at Livorna, one that could shake the faith to its core. A secret that could get him killed. A secret that could enable an older, more sinister form of worship to be reborn.
Pirate princeling Nicolo Danamis, mercenary to the King and captain of the largest fleet in Valdur, has made one deal too many, and enemies are now closing in to destroy him.
Citala, fair-haired and grey-skinned, the daughter of the chieftain of the Merfolk, finds herself implacably drawn to the affairs of men. She puts events in motion that will end her people's years of isolation but that could imperil their very existence.
Their fates intertwine as they journey across the land, through duchies and free cities riven by political intrigue, religious fervour, and ancient hatreds. Alliances are being forged anew and after decades of wary peace, war is on the wind once again...
Praise for the Author
“Clifford Beal is a great story teller who keeps his readers on the edge of their seats.”
“I took a look – and was hooked. Check it out. Fast-paced fantasy/historical adventure.”
–Michael Moorcock on Gideon’s Angel.
“Clifford Beal has a real talent for bringing history to life in the most engaging way. Full of thrilling action, with a touch of the supernatural, and yet without flinching from the darkness of war and the soldier’s life.”
–Adrian Tchaikovsky on Raven’s Banquet.
UK ISBN: 9781781083482
US ISBN: 9781781083475