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Black Opera

(2012)
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Naples, the 19th Century. In the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, holy music has power. Under the auspices of the Church, the Sung Mass can bring about actual miracles like healing the sick or raising the dead. But some believe that the musicodramma of grand opera can also work magic by channeling powerful emotions into something sublime. Now the Prince's Men, a secret society, hope to stage their own black opera to empower the Devil himself - and change Creation for the better! Conrad Scalese is a struggling librettist whose latest opera has landed him in trouble with the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Rescued by King Ferdinand II, Conrad finds himself recruited to write and stage a counter opera that will, hopefully, cancel out the apocalyptic threat of the black opera, provided the Prince's Men, and their spies and saboteurs, don't get to him first. And he only has six weeks to do it...


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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Opera
Author(s): Mary Gentle
ISBN: 0-575-08349-2 / 978-0-575-08349-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Opera
Author(s): Mary Gentle
ISBN: 0-575-08351-4 / 978-0-575-08351-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Opera
Author(s): Mary Gentle
ISBN: 0-575-08350-6 / 978-0-575-08350-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Black Opera
Author(s): Mary Gentle
ISBN: 1-59780-219-0 / 978-1-59780-219-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Opera
Author(s): Mary Gentle
Publisher: Gollancz
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