Nya Rawlyns is an avid student of history, having studied medieval history during her college days. She is an equestrienne, having competed in dressage, eventing and distance riding before turning to her other passion … writing. She resides in Eastern Pennsylvania with her son, three horses, ten Hens from Hell and three cats. And a parakeet dubbed ‘PervBird’, and no … you don’t want to know. The Shadow of This World is her seventh novel.
When the fate of worlds rests on shifting loyalties and the vagaries of the human heart, will time and history slip into shadow?
Venice, a city of art and music and commerce, wealthy, greedy, whose rulers engage in war as simply an extension of commerce by other means. Cosimo de' Medici, capo of an ancient family with uncommon power, ruler of Florence, maker of kings and popes, with secrets and plans, orchestrating and plotting as the Holy Roman Empire stands poised to change the face of the
continent, and even the world.
Three brothers with uncommon gifts: Stefano, Antonio and Nicolo de' Medici, Veluria: an operative of the Sisterhood and Andreas, a cleric from the competing Council--strangers out of time and out of place--haunt a chaotic shadow world where knowledge is power. Tasked with averting disaster in a future falling prey to disintegration and yet another apocalypse, two operatives seek independently to stay events, to manipulate, control and direct, yet neither truly understands the scope of the looming tragedy, the shifting loyalties and matters of the heart, the acts of desperation that will change history, and the roles each will play.
Venice, a city of beauty whose canals string like pearls through her heart, a city on the edge, poised for a tumultuous plunge into a cavernous maw, indistinct, hazy, falling into ...The Shadow of This World.