The Cabinet of Curiosities

The Cabinet of Curiosities

Paul Dowswell


When Lukas Declercq is orphaned, his uncle summons him to Prague, a shelter for Europe's maximum alchemists and average philosophers. Uncle Anselmus is courtroom surgeon to Rudolph II, the reclusive and risky emperor. he's additionally curator of Rudolph's strange cupboard of Curiosities, a chain of colossal rooms full of wonders and clinical marvels. As Rudolph retreats additional into his myth international, the specter of uprising hangs within the air. Dorantes, a diplomat from Spain, comes together with his daughter, Celestina, on a venture from Philip II to cajole Rudolph to renounce his heretical methods. quickly Lukas discovers the negative fact at the back of Dorantes's venture. yet sinister forces have plans for Lukas too, and sooner than he can thwart the plot opposed to the emperor, Lukas needs to gamble on Celestina's loyalty with a purpose to retailer his personal life.

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