2012. A trade paperback copy in near fine condition.
THE KINGDOM OF THE TWO SICILIES is Mary Gentle's take on opera, volcanoes and the Mind of God: a sumptuous, lush alternate Italy where music has magical power. Mary Gentle's bestseller ASH, the largest single-volume fantasy ever published, reinvented the field of historical fantasy. The first genre novel to be shortlisted for the WH Smith's Thumping Good Read Award, it won a slew of prestigious awards within the fantasy & sf field. Mary Gentle is one of the most critically acclaimed writers in the Gollancz stable: 'Gentle's feel for language and character provide both immediacy and a sense of timelessness' LIBRARY JOURNAL 'When she's got you hooked, there's no beating Mary Gentle' Rhianna Pratchett, SFX 'Mary Gentle's novels hover in the grey area between fantastic postmodern and historical fiction. The prose is flinty, the characters real and ... Gentle pushes hard at the boundaries of genre. An Arthur C. Clarke-award nominee in waiting' THE GUARDIAN