The Shadow Master


In a fantastical version of Renaissance Italy panicked by plague, the Medicis and the Lorraines tear the city apart with alchemy and amazing gadgets. Meanwhile a pair of star-crossed lovers seek to save their love, with the assistance (or perhaps despite the assistance of) a mysterious figure: the Shadow Master.

File Under: Fantasy [ Wherefore Art Thou | Fathers of Invention | Unexpected Journeys | Secrets & Lies ]

In a land riven with plague, in the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control – the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation.

And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status quo, a third, shadowy power – one that forever seems a step ahead of all of the familial warring – plots and schemes, and bides its time, ready for the moment to attack…