The Chamber of Ten by Christopher Golden

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From two masters of dark fantasy comes a chilling tale of magic and possession, set in—and beneath—fabulous Venice, a city slowly being swallowed by the very waters that have made it one of the wonders of the world. 
Geena Hodge is an American archaeologist working to salvage Venice’s past from the encroaching Adriatic Sea. When she and her lover, Nico, discover the lost library of Petrarch under the Piazza San Marco, they rejoice not only at the historical significance of the find but at the opportunity to bring worldwide attention—and much-needed funding—to their endeavors.

But that find soon leads to another, a room buried more deeply still: the fabled Chamber of Ten, where centuries ago the secret rulers of Venice, in their quest for absolute power, met to plot betrayals and murders. After entering the Chamber, Geena and Nico are thrust into the midst of an ancient feud, a deadly battle of wills and black magic that threatens to poison the city’s future with the evils of its past.

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About Christopher Golden

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Christopher Golden is the Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, and Strangewood. He has also teamed with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on Baltimore, a WWI-era vampire novel, He has written books for teens and young adults, including Soulless and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers. The first book in the Secret Journeys of Jack London, The Wild, has been optioned for film by Fox 2000. Christopher lives with his family in Massachusetts. Find out more at Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books for adults, including The Island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. Of his writing, the New York Times Book Review says, "Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best Twilight Zone stories." He lives in the English countryside with his wife and children. You can visit him online at
Published July 20, 2010 by Spectra. 381 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Golden and Lebbon pair up once again for the clumsy third "Hidden Cities" installment (after 2009's The Map of Moments), this time with the sinking city of Venice as the setting.

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