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Lord Giovanni’s Daughter

Scholarly John Fiore has long sought to preserve the literary heritage of the fallen Empire in a library, a library funded by the proceeds of his life as a mercenary, assassin, and adventurer. His most recent assignment is to rescue Adriana Cimino, daughter of a lord of the Narrow Sea, from the lecherous Talassos, prince of the serpentine Naga.

But Talassos, guarded by both human and Naga soldiers in an oceanic fortress and a fierce warrior in his own right, will not be easy prey.

Paul Leone, author of the Vatican Vampire Hunters series, describes this short fantasy story as a fun blend of Robert E. Howard’s sword-and-sorcery and Renaissance fantasy in the vein of John Whitbourn’s novel POPES AND PHANTOMS