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Authors: Robin Wasserman

The Book of Blood and Shadow

THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF

This is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical and public figures, are products of the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Where real-life historical or public figures appear, the situations, incidents, and dialogues concerning those persons are fictional and are not intended to depict actual events or to change the fictional nature of the work. In all other respects, any resemblance to persons living or dead is entirely coincidental.

Text copyright © 2012 by Robin Wasserman
Jacket art copyright © 2012 by Elle Moss/Trevillion Images
Interior art courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

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Grateful acknowledgment is made to Susan Reynolds for permission to reprint her previously published translation of the poetry of Elizabeth Jane Weston.

Grateful acknowledgment is made to Indiana University Press for permission to reprint an excerpt from
Petrarch: The Canzoniere
, translated by Mark Musa, copyright © 1996 by Mark Musa.
All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Indiana University Press.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Wasserman, Robin.
The book of blood and shadow / by Robin Wasserman. — 1st ed.
p. cm.
Summary: While working on a project translating letters from sixteenth-century Prague, high school senior Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered, with her boyfriend the apparent killer, and is caught up in a dangerous web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all searching for a mysterious ancient device purported to allow direct communication with God.
eISBN: 978-0-375-89961-4
[1. Mystery and detective stories. 2. Supernatural—Fiction. 3. Secret societies—Fiction.
4. Conspiracies—Fiction. 5. Murder—Fiction. 6. Prague (Czech Republic)—Fiction.
7. Czech Republic—Fiction.] I. Title.
PZ7.W25865Bo 2012
[Fic]—dc22
2011003920

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v3.1

Contents

Cover

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Epigraph

Part 1: The Blood-Dimmed Tide

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30

Part 2: The Ceremony of Innocence

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26

Part 3: Master of the Still Stars

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27

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