The Families. Insanely rich and richly insane. They are monarchs, Mafia, and movie stars rolled into one. Since the Borgias and the Medicis united in the 17th century, the Families have transfixed, transformed, and ruled the world. The Gleeds, the top British family, are hosting their annual ball. The perfect opportunity for Provenderthe young, disaffected Gleed heirto finally find a wife. And, as it turns out, the perfect opportunity for anti-familial revolutionaries to kidnap him. The future of the Gleeds, and of Europe, depends on the skills of two Anagrammatic detectiveswhile Provender's own future depends on the dark eyes and dark wit of a girl called Is.
About the Author
James Lovegrove was born on Christmas Eve 1965. He has been identified as one of the most talented of the current crop of British genre writers by numerous critics. His novel Days was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is married and has a son.
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"Fans of British humor and social oriented speculative fiction should enjoy this quirky and fascinating tale." Library Journal