Exiled from the court of Queen Elizabeth for accusing a powerful nobleman of treason, swordsman-turned-spy Mal Catlyn has been living in France with his young valet Coby Hendricks for the past year.
But Mal harbours a darker secret: he and his twin brother share a soul that once belonged to a skrayling, one of the mystical creatures from the New World.
When Mal’s dream about a skrayling shipwreck in the Mediterranean proves reality, it sets him on a path to the beautiful, treacherous city of Venice – and a conflict of loyalties that will place him and his friends in greater danger than ever.
About the Author
Anne Lyle is a website developer and debut author from Nottinghamshire, England. She has an active website, attends UK conventions and is a dedicated Twitter user. The author lives in Cambridge, UK. The author lives in Cambridge, UK.
Praise for The Merchant of Dreams…
"Whether you like action, magic, romance or mystery there is something for you here. I never had a reason to put the book down. I am very eager to read the third book in the series."
- Mazarkis Williams, author of the Tower & Knife series
“There’s a lot of intrigue and a great sense of adventure in this sequel to The Alchemist of Souls."
-SciFi Fan Letter
“This may be one of the best historical fiction/fantasy novels of 2012. 5/5"
-The Founding Fields
“…a historical fantasy that is as light-hearted and entertaining as it is deep."
“Gorgeous prose, stunning ability to weave a story, and likeable, moreish characters—Lyle is a winner. 5/5″
Author is nominee for the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer