Lorenzo's fencing school is failing, the military wants him back in uniform, and the entire country is reeling from a devastating war. But he believes that an ancient and dangerous holy stone can restore his nation to prosperity and honor, if the military doesn't find it first. With an entourage of fencers, refugees, and a very hungry saber-toothed cat, Lorenzo faces foreign assassins, vengeful spirits, and blood-thirsty creatures on his race into the mountains.
But when the holy stone is stolen and a massive battleship sets sail for Marrakesh, Lorenzo must stop a war that could destroy all the nations of the Middle Sea, even if it costs him both the relic and his life.
Readers return to The Other Earth in this stunning vision of an alternate world where fantastical machines sail the seas and the skies, enormous prehistoric beasts still roam the earth, and the restless dead walk among the living.