A BED OF EARTH:
The ambiance is that of a darker, magical Venice and I strongly recommend reading the books in this series close together to keep the "feel" of the parallel dimension with you as you read it.
This story was instantly gripping in the tale of the two lovers and their tragedy. And then, it moves into a love affair between a girl who's father is the intended target of revenge by a spirit. At first, you wonder why you are reading the story of Bartolome, but by the end, his story has become woven in with the other characters' lives in a story that is as imaginative and wonderful as it is breathtaking and sad.
This one was a bit different than the previous three in the series, as it's set several centuries into the future. The mix of technology with flashes from the past is woven well in the story and it made for a read that you just can't put down. Although the glossary, which was nice, should have been at the beginning instead of the end of the book. Overall, it was an amazing read and I'll definitely be looking for more by this author.
This is parts 3 and 4 of a 4 part series. I loved this book, and the first 2 parts, too.