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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
by Kai Meyer
Age Range: 14+
Following the brutal deaths in Sicily of her sister Zoe and aunt Florinda at the end of Arcadia Awakens (2012), Rosa Alcantara is now the very rich and powerful head of the Alcantara Mafia clan. She has inherited immense responsibility, while trying to convince everyone that her blossoming relationship with Alessandro Carnevare, who has also become head of the rival Carnevare Mafia clan, won’t put the family business in jeopardy.
When Rosa visits New York to see her Mum, Gemma she encounters the US Carnevare clan and gets trapped in a murderous and bloody hunting game taking part in Central Park. Escaping within inches of her life she returns to Sicily where she begins to unravel the dark secrets surrounding her rape a few months earlier and of the involvement of the Carnevare family with her own painful past.
There is a secret that unites both families – the Arcadian dynasty both its origins and its legacy. Their shape-shifting talent that allows them to change from human form to animal - the Alcantaras become snakes while the Carnevares become panthers, leopards and lions.
When Rosa and Alessandro uncover an ancient conspiracy intent on destroying both clans, they must race against time to untangle the web of intrigue and put the jigsaw pieces together whilst being hunted by their enemies and manipulated by their allies. They must risk everything to love each other and survive.
In this second book of the Arcadian trilogy by best-selling German author Kai Meyer, weaves a dark, thrilling and suspenseful tale of many complexities. Anthea Bell’s excellent translation brings this cleverly combined fantasy of ancient myths and realistic detail of the ruthlessness of the Costa Nostra together seamlessly.