A gorgeously detailed historical fantasy novel that spans England, China, and Peru. The year is 1859, and Merrick Tremayne is enlisted by his former employers, the East India Trading Company, to smuggle ingredients for a crucial malaria treatment past the monopoly holders in Peru. Along the way, his story slips into fantasy like sliding into warm water--statues that are alive in legend, a priest who looks young but might not be. And though Merrick begins his trip loyal only to the Company, his loyalties shift the longer he's in Peru. Richly described and quietly romantic, this book is an absorbing and beautiful read. -- Lily (RBB Staff)
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 1st, 2017