But first they must survive treachery, betrayal, a war of conquest waged by an ambitious Mongol general, a long separation, and a Road beset by thieves and robbers emboldened by the steady deterioration of the Mongol Empire. They meet a chugi monk, a goliard, a Knight Templar, and two refugees from the harem of Sheik Mohammed of Talikan, but in spite of these new friends it is still a long and difficult journey, at the end of which they arrive in Venice only to discover Marco Polo on his deathbed.
The Land Beyond, the third and final book in the Silk and Song trilogy, opens in Venice in 1324, where Johanna and company must find a new patron, a new way to earn their living, and above all a new home, all of which is complicated by a cunning kidnapping, a daring rescue, a tragic death, and a brush with royalty that puts Johanna and Jaufre and all their friends in the most danger they've seen yet.
About the Author
DANA STABENOW, a New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner, has written sixteen Kate Shugak mysteries, four Liam Campbell mysteries, three science fiction novels, and two thrillers (Prepared for Rage and Blindfold Game, available from St. Martin’s Press). Also an acclaimed columnist for Alaska magazine, she lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she was born and raised.
Visit her Web site at: www.stabenow.com