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Phoenix Ark Press are delighted to announce the publication of Ice the first novel by the historical crime writer Dominic Sands, under our adult Thumbmarks Imprint and exclusively to Kindle, available at Amazon. Ice is an extraordinary little novel, beginning in the year of 1632, when the peasants go into the high mountains above Rome, to gather ice for the Prince’s miraculous new work of art and science; an Ice House. So begins the strange testament of Michele Pisiano and the story of his obsession with Lorenzo Barberini, in a tale of love, art, murder, witchcraft, faith, male pain and a dark secret at the very heart of the Ice House itself. The Phoenix founder believes it has a touch of John Fowles’ The Magus.

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