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La montagna. L’ora dei dannati. Vol. 2

The long-awaited second instalment of a powerful and highly original trilogy. A novel that is a fantasy set between Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio, a prison tale, a redemption story full of twists and turns.The four damned who have escaped from Hell land on the shores of Purgatory. They quickly realise that their situation remains extremely dangerous: the mountain of Penance is in fact swarming with angels (called Messengers), who immediately set out to hunt them down. In short, Filippo Argenti decides he has a better chance if he goes it alone: he detaches himself from the others with a stratagem and decides to climb Purgatory on his own. Along the way he meets a girl named Lotte and takes her along to get help. Meanwhile, Virgil re-emerges from the waters of the Acheron. However, he needs a new escape plan and to realise it he involves two new escape companions: Francesca da Rimini, from the Circle of the Lustful, and the witch Manto, from the Bolgia degli Indovini.

Luca Tarenzi, a graduate in History of Religions, works for various publishers as translator, editor and consultant. He made his debut in 2006 with the (urban fantasy) novel Pentar – Il patto degli dei, and has since published a dozen novels and collections of short stories, as well as two essays (La sciamana del deserto and La più breve storia dell’urban fantasy che si è mai vista). In 2020 he published with Giunti L’ ora dei dannati. L’abisso, a fantasy set in Dante’s inferno.