Download e-book for kindle: A Bed of Earth (The Secret Books of Venus, Book 3) by Tanith Lee

By Tanith Lee

ISBN-10: 1468305972

ISBN-13: 9781468305975

"A mattress of Earth" is a haunting trip to a parallel model of sixteenth-century Venice, the place a fierce territorial competition 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 house at the Isle of the lifeless, 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 fee. because the years go on, events complicit in her disappearance start to endure the results in a chain of stunning deaths. A humble apprentice gravedigger is left to tackle the mysteries and subdue the traditional terror that threatens to ruin the full republic.

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But Túrin wept bitterly at night alone, though to Morwen he never again spoke the name of his sister. To one friend only he turned at that time, and to him he spoke of his sorrow and the emptiness of the house. This friend was named Sador, a house-man in the service of Húrin; he was lame, and of small account. He had been a woodman, and by ill-luck or the mishandling of his axe he had hewn his right foot, and the footless leg had shrunken; and Túrin called him Labadal, which is ‘Hopafoot’, though the name did not displease Sador, for it was given in pity and not in scorn.

EA and EO are not run together, but constitute two syllables; these combinations are written ëa and ëo, as in Bëor, or at the beginning of names Eä, Eö, as in Eärendil. Ú in names like Húrin, Túrin, should be pronounced oo; thus ‘Toorin’, not ‘Tyoorin’. IR, UR before a consonant (as in Círdan, Gurthang) should not be pronounced as in English fir, fur, but as in English, eer, oor. E at the end of words is always pronounced as a distinct vowel, and in this position is written ë. It is always pronounced in the middle of words like Celebros, Menegroth.

Húrin was by three years the elder, but he was shorter in stature than other men of his kin; in this he took after his mother’s people, but in all else he was like Hador, his grandfather, strong in body and fiery of mood. But the fire in him burned steadily, and he had great endurance of will. Of all Men of the North he knew most of the counsels of the Noldor. Huor his brother was tall, the tallest of all the Edain save his own son Tuor only, and a swift runner; but if the race were long and hard Húrin would be the first home, for he ran as strongly at the end of the course as at the beginning.

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