Dancing With Bears
by Michael Swanwick
Cover Artist: Bruno Werneck
Night Shade Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781597802352
Date: 17 May 2011 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Dancing With Bears follows the adventures of notorious con-men Darger and Surplus: They've lied and cheated their way onto the caravan that is delivering a priceless gift from the Caliph of Baghdad to the Duke of Muscovy. The only thing harder than the journey to Muscovy is their arrival in Muscovy. An audience with the Duke seems impossible to obtain, and Darger and Surplus quickly become entangled in a morass of deceit and revolution. The only thing more dangerous than the convoluted political web surrounding Darger and Surplus is the gift itself, the Pearls of Byzantium, and Zoesophia, the governess sworn to protect their virtue.
(Source: Night Shade Books)