The Merchant of Dreams (Night's Masque #2) (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Anne Lyle, Larry Rostant (Illustrator)

Angry Robot, 9780857662781, 522pp.

Publication Date: December 18, 2012



Exiled from the court of Queen Elizabeth for accusing a powerful nobleman of treason, swordsman-turned-spy Mal Catlyn has been living in France with his young valet Coby Hendricks for the past year.

But Mal harbours a darker secret: he and his twin brother share a soul that once belonged to a skrayling, one of the mystical creatures from the New World.

When Mal's dream about a skrayling shipwreck in the Mediterranean proves reality, it sets him on a path to the beautiful, treacherous city of Venice - and a conflict of loyalties that will place him and his friends in greater danger than ever.

File Under: Fantasy Skrayling Dreams - Pound of Flesh - Venice in Peril - The Dark Lady]

About the Author

Anne Lyle is a website developer and debut author from Nottinghamshire, England. She has an active website, attends UK conventions and is a dedicated Twitter user. The author lives in Cambridge, UK. The author lives in Cambridge, UK.

Praise For The Merchant of Dreams (Night's Masque #2)

"Whether you like action, magic, romance or mystery there is something for you here. I never had a reason to put the book down. I am very eager to read the third book in the series."
- Mazarkis Williams, author of the Tower & Knife series

 “There’s a lot of intrigue and a great sense of adventure in this sequel to The Alchemist of Souls."
-SciFi Fan Letter

“This may be one of the best historical fiction/fantasy novels of 2012. 5/5"
-The Founding Fields

“…a historical fantasy that is as light-hearted and entertaining as it is deep."
-Elloise Hopkins

“Gorgeous prose, stunning ability to weave a story, and likeable, moreish characters—Lyle is a winner. 5/5″
-Leo Cristea

Author is nominee for the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer