×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Provender Gleed
     

Provender Gleed

by James Lovegrove
 

See All Formats & Editions

The Families. Insanely rich and richly insane. With world-spanning business interests, glamour and power, they are monarchs, Mafia and movie stars rolled into one. Since the Borgias and Medicis united in the 17th century the Families have transfixed, transformed and ruled the world. Top British Family the Gleeds are hosting the social event of the year, their annual

Overview

The Families. Insanely rich and richly insane. With world-spanning business interests, glamour and power, they are monarchs, Mafia and movie stars rolled into one. Since the Borgias and Medicis united in the 17th century the Families have transfixed, transformed and ruled the world. Top British Family the Gleeds are hosting the social event of the year, their annual ball. Venice has been reconstructed in the grounds of their estate and should provide the perfect romantic backdrop for Provender - their disaffected heir upon whom the Family line depends - to finally find a wife. But Provender shows no sign of settling down with any of the social beauties his mother parades before him... and in the moment when love does begin to blossom, Provender is kidnapped by an anti-Familial revolutionary. The future of the Gleeds, and of Europe, depends on the skills of two Anagrammatic Detectives - while Provender's own future depends on the dark eyes and equally dark wit of a girl called Is.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Since the 17th century, the Families—dynasties of immeasurably wealthy and powerful individuals united by ties of blood and marriage—have controlled the world through influence, money, and their own celebrity. When a faction of anti-Family malcontents kidnaps Provender Gleed, scion of England's leading family, his fate—and that of much of Europe—rests in the talents of Merlin Milner and Romeo Moore, two investigators known as the Anagrammatic Detectives. Lovegrove (Worldstorm) delivers a lighthearted satire on the cult of the rich and famous while indulging in a series of clever word puzzles as his detectives reason their way to the solution to their case. Fans of British humor and socially oriented speculative fiction should enjoy this quirky and fascinating tale. For larger sf or general fiction collections.


—Jackie Cassada
From the Publisher

"Fans of British humor and social oriented speculative fiction should enjoy this quirky and fascinating tale."  —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849972024
Publisher:
Rebellion Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
08/10/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
491 KB

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Fans of British humor and social oriented speculative fiction should enjoy this quirky and fascinating tale."  —Library Journal

Meet the Author

James Lovegrove published his first novel at the age of twenty-four and has since written more than 40 books. He has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and his work has been translated into 15 languages. In 2011 he became a NYT bestselling author with Age of Odin. www.jameslovegrove.com

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews