Regular price: $27.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $27.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In this highly anticipated sequel, John Madison travels to London to purchase, at auction, a rare 17th-century Italian book of fairy tales for an anonymous client. Madison is warned about the book's malevolent history, but before he can deliver it to the buyer, he is robbed by a mysterious man claiming to be the book's author. When his client disappears and the book's provenance is questioned, Madison must immerse himself in the world of European aristocracy and rare book collectors. As the dark origins of certain fairy tales appear to come to life around him, Madison discovers that a well-loved children's story contains a necromancer's spell and points to the source of a deadly Mesopotamian plague.
©2013 D.J. McIntosh (P)2015 Recorded Books
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Joanne S. on 05-31-18

Stick to English accents

The narrator just could not handle accents. listening to him attempt Italian and Arabic accents almost made me stop listening. The great story and characters kept me listening.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews