(From the publisher):
Hoping to bring a bit of Enlightenment home to his backward town of Pomme de Terre, Corwyn, the world's only aquatic alchemist, travels to Venice with his well-meaning but astonishingly inept assistant, Sebhastian. The ancient enchanter's hapless helper is solely concerned with proving hid disputed nobility - and thus fails to notice a perfidious plot he has inadvertently stumbled upon. For Corwyn's most loathsome nemesis is conspiring to sink the fables city into the sea - a sinister stratagem that seems to ensnare everyone from Cosimo de Medici to the Merchant of Venice himself. And now there's much ado about Doomsday - as Corwyn and Sebastian must battle a terrible sorcery that generates the dark magic of total destruction.
Original title: Rehearsal for a Renaissance
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical