About this book
Florence, 1691. The Renaissance is long gone and the city is a dark repressive place, where everything is forbidden and knowledge is still the property of the few. From one of the UK's greatest writers comes a story overflowing with intrigue and ideas. It is a love story, a murder mystery and an utterly gripping unfurling narrative which will keep readers hooked right till the very last line.
A sculptor of the macabre. A sorcerer of wax. A criminal. A runaway.