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Because the witch-pyres of the Spanish Inquisition blanket Renaissance Europe in an ethical haze, a tender African slave unearths herself the unwilling apprentice of an historical necromancer. regrettably, quitting his corporation proves much more dangerous than final his student whilst she is with a negative curse. but salvation may well lie in a mysterious tome her instruct has hidden someplace at the war-torn continent.

She units out on a probably most unlikely trip to discover the booklet, by no means suspecting her destiny is tied to 3 strangers: the artist Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, the alchemist Dr. Paracelsus, and a gun-slinging Dutch mercenary. As Manuel paints her macabre tale on canvas, plank, and church wall, the younger apprentice turns into more and more acutely aware that dying will be the least of her matters.

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