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Spira Mirabilis

The Wave Trilogy Book 3

By Aidan Harte

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Darkness is falling and only Contessa Sofia can turn the tide in this thrilling final installment of the Wave trilogy.

Darkness is falling and only Contessa Sofia can turn the tide in this thrilling final installment of the Wave trilogy.

In the 1347th year of Our Lady the engineers of Concord defeated the fractious city-state of Rasenna using the magical science of Wave Technology. The City of Towers fought back, and for a while Concord's plans for domination were halted.

But First Apprentice Torbidda regrouped, and reformed Concord to his own design. Now he is in absolute control, and plotting the final battle that will pacify Etruria... permanently.

Contessa Sofia Scaligeri could rally her people once again, but she is far away in the Crusader Kingdom of Akka, trapped with her son by the tyrant Queen Catrina.

Darkness is falling. The final battle must be fought and the tide must be turned, lest evil reign forever.

Biographical Notes

Aidan Harte was born in Kilkenny, studied sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art and currently works as sculptor in Dublin, where he also lives. Before discovering sculpture, he worked in animation and TV; in 2006 he created and directed the TV show Skunk Fu, which has been shown on Cartoon Network, Kids WB and the BBC.

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  • ISBN: 9781780871530
  • Publication date: 03 Apr 2014
  • Page count: 592
  • Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books

Harte manages to combine a series of intricate plot lines, intriguing characters and the creation of his version of renaissance Europe without ever becoming confusing ... Harte proves the genre can be as thought-provoking and intelligent as any other work of fiction ... he has created a world that could have easily stepped out of any history book, but which is infinitely more interesting.

— Blogcritics on Irenicon
. . . exciting and original amid the current fantasy landscape . . . — Fantasy Book Critic

Harte is a brilliant new voice in historical fantasy, and this is quite simply the best piece of fantasy that I have read so far this year

— Inter Zone on Irenicon

I definitely recommend this one, a real unexpected find for me that I really enjoyed

— Tenacious Reader on Irenicon

If there were stars for world-building Irenicon would be a five plus, no question.

— SFX on Irenicon

Seriously impressed both by the quality of the ideas and the ingenuity with which they are explored in the text . . . Irenicon is completely fascinating

— Thinking About Books

The book is a fountain of gorgeous detail, festooned with enriching codices and enlightening, subtly subsumed exposition

— Sci-Fi Now on Irenicon
. . . twice as impressive as Irenicon . . . [It] will leave you gaping, it really is that rich and worked out in the details — The Book Plank on The Warring States
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