Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de'Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures - a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power.
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“"You don't need to worry about me, Father. Pray for me, that's all."”Vittorio Di Raniari
“"We are not painted things. What God has in store for us we will discover together, you and Ramiel and I. Now you must go inside. The monks are here. Into their care we give you, and when you wake we will be at your side."”Setheus
Chapter 1. Who I Am, Why I Write, What Is To Come
Chapter 2. My Small Mortal Life, The Beauty Of Florence, The Glory Of Our Small Court-What Is Vanished
Chapter 3. In Which The Horror Descends Upon Us
Chapter 4. In Which I Come Upon Further Mysteries, Suffer Seduction And Condemn My Soul To Bitter Valor
Chapter 5. The Price Of Peace And The Price Of Vengeance
Chapter 6. The Court Of The Ruby Grail
Chapter 7. The Coop
Chapter 8. Requiem, Or The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass As I Had Never Seen It
Chapter 9. Angels We Have Heard On High
Chapter 10. In Which I Converse With The Innocent And Powerful Sons Of God
Chapter 11. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
- The Gospel According To St. John 1.5
Chapter 12. Deliver Me Not Into Temptation
Chapter 13. Child Bride
Chapter 14. Through A Glass Darkly
Chapter 15. The Immaculate Conception
Chapter 16. And The Darkness Grasped It Not
Selected And Annotated Bibliography
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