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"So Much Ado about Paleness, Maestro!" (the 4th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek”)
Historic adventure poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe
14890 words


Achille Morazzi, Maestro of fencing, was treacherously murdered. His son, Morazzi Junior, had to escape from Venice to save his life. On his way to Verona, Morazzi Junior spent the night in a cave and shared his meal with a statue of an ancient god. The god honestly paid the young man for his generosity.

"SO MUCH ADO ABOUT PALENESS, MAESTRO!" is the 4th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!

Translators: Irena Pevzner, Michael Pevzner (Israel)
Editor: Melissa Bikichky (USA)
Proofreaders: Avery Cunningham (USA), Ekaterina Kimaeva (Canada)
Cover painting: Vladimir Bondar (Ukraine)
Cover design: Bronya Gromova (Ukraine)
Book trailer: Bronya Gromova (Ukraine)