The Guns of Ivrea by Clifford BealThe Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal

The Guns of Ivrea

byClifford Beal

Paperback | February 9, 2016

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A swashbuckling new sea-faring fantasy series begins! A gritty, thrilling epic that reads like a cross between Patrick O'Brian and George R.R. Martin, bringing together the tang of the sea and the taste of cold steel.

Acquel Galenus, former thief and now monk of no particular skill, indifferent scribe and even worse chorister, uncovers a terrible secret under the Great Temple at Livorna that could shiver the one 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 the island kingdom of Valdur, has made one deal too many, and enemies are now closing in to destroy him.

And Citala, fair-haired and grey-skinned, the daughter of the chieftain of the Merfolk who inhabit the waters of Valdur, 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...

All their fates will intertwine as they journey 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...
Clifford Beal, an international journalist for 20 years, is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and was the editor-in-chief of Jane’s Defence Weekly in London before turning his attention to writing history, historical fiction and epic fantasy. Over the years he has been flung about in military aircraft, fought in full medieval...
Title:The Guns of IvreaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7 × 5 × 1.2 inPublished:February 9, 2016Publisher:SolarisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1781083479

ISBN - 13:9781781083475

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable A nicely conceptualized world with good pacing and solid arc, but just wasn’t what I was looking for. I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t read it again.
Date published: 2018-07-16

Editorial Reviews

“Beginning with a deadly temple secret and leading into apirate rebellion, Clifford Beal proves you can’t go wrong with a heavy dose ofadventure and intrigue. From sea battles to subtle mental tricks, the fightsare played out in many different ways and end with the promise of more.”