Wolf on A String
A NovelBook - 2017
"Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf's great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born--or was, for her throat has been slashed. A lesser man would smell danger, but Christian is determined to follow his fortunes wherever they may lead"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: BLACK, B
From Library Staff
A 16th-century murder, set in Prague. The story adds magic and the dark art of extraordinary power. Available in book and e-audiobook formats.
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