Abandoned and alone, the fosterling Ilario grows up as the King's Freak, surrounded by all the pomp, intrigue, and danger of the Iberian court. Fleeing a failed treacherous attack, Ilario crosses the sea to Carthage, where the mysterious Penitence shrouds the sky in darkness. There, a strange and awful destiny awaits the would-be painter, one that spans continents and kingdoms.
Filled with intrigue, sex, and mystery, Ilario: The Lion's Eye is a stunning tale of secret histories and self-discovery. The adventure continues in Book Two: The Stone Golem.
About the Author
The author of A Secret History, Mary Gentle has written eight books that have won critical acclaim from science fiction and fantasy authors and critics alike. She's completed two Master degrees and is an expert sword-fighter. Her home resides in England
Praise for Ilario: The Lion's Eye: A Story of the First History, Book One…
“winderfully convincing...the intricate plots allow plenty of room for Gentle’s subtle, ironic commentary on politics and gender. -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[an] impressive first in a new series from British author Gentle...” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)