From the book jacket:
In Venice, magic is not unusual. Merle
is apprenticed to a magic mirror maker, and
Serafin -- a boy who was once a master thief
-- works for a weaver of magic cloth. Merle
and Serafin are used to the mermaids who
live in the canals of the city -- beautiful
creatures with hideous mouths that split
their faces from ear to ear -- and to the
guards who patrol the streets on living
stone lions. Merle herself possesses
something magical: a mirror whose surface is
water. She can reach her whole arm into it
and never get wet.
But Venice is under siege by the Egyptian Empire; its terrifying mummy warriors and flying sunbarks are waiting to strike. All that protects the Venetians is...
The Kopp Sisters Return!
One of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs returns in another gripping adventure based on fact.
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