In the hedonistic atmosphere of an 18th-century Venice carnival, gaiety turns deadly when Furian Furiano happens upon a mask of Apollo floating in the murky waters of the canals. The mask hides a sinister art, and Furian finds himself trapped in a bizarre tangle of love and evil as he stumbles upon a macabre society of murderers. The beautiful but elusive Eurydiche holds the key to these murders, and as she leads him further into a labyrinth of black magic and ancient alchemy, Furian begins to realise that secrets from his own past are mysteriously linked to this sinister and seductive woman. In this brilliantly imagined world of terror, Furian must find a way to stem the obsession driving him toward his hidden destiny.
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Used availability for Tanith Lee's Faces Under Water
September 1998 : USA Hardback
April 2002 : USA Paperback