The Madman of Venice
· Delacorte Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · August 10, 2010 · $17.99 · 978-0-385-73843-9 (0-385-73843-9)
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A voice behind him made him start. 'Well, Ned? What do you make of Venice?' Ned turned. It was Jacques d'Arcy. 'Beautiful, sir! Exciting . . . fantastic . . .' 'All those things and more. Enchanted. A mixture of beauty and menace,' said d'Arcy gravely. 'Never forget that, Ned, and you'll get on well here. I've always thought of Venice as a woman,' he went on. 'One of those half-women from legend—beautiful woman to the waist, serpent below. I think that should be her symbol—not the lion.' Ned shivered. 'That's a horrid thought, sir.' 'Oh, not really,' said the merchant, smiling. 'It's exciting. Intriguing. Just so long as you know to beware.'
Excerpted from The Madman of Venice by Sophie Masson Copyright © 2010 by Sophie Masson. Excerpted by permission of Delacorte Books for Young Readers, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.