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The Swordsman of Venice: A novella by Rob Samborn

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The Swordsman of Venice

The Swordsman of VeniceThey stole his love. 
They’ll pursue him across the oceans.
He will kill—or die—to save her.

Part I: Outlaw

1589 A.D. The Republic of Venice.

After Angelo Mascari is thrust into a dubious plot that ends in disaster, the elite swordsman is forced to flee his home with nothing but a few coins, his rapier, and a vague instruction to save his beloved Isabella: travel to the New World.

But the Doge of Venice believes Angelo stole a mysterious book that holds the key to unlimited power. With the sands of time rapidly falling, the doge’s ruthless men are on the hunt. They’ll stop at nothing until they capture Angelo and return him to the City of Masks.

To save Isabella, he must become an outlaw.

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The Swordsman of Venice is a standalone novella set in the world of Rob Samborn’s award-winning Painted Souls series, including The Prisoner of Paradise and Painter of the Damned.

Keep your eyes out for our upcoming interview for the release of Painter of the Damed

Launching October 26

The Swordsman of Venice

Rob Samborn — Author of The Swordsman of Venice

The Swordsman of VeniceIn addition to being a novelist, Rob Samborn is a screenwriter, entrepreneur and avid traveler.

He’s been to forty countries, lived in five of them (including Italy) and studied nine languages.

As a restless spirit who can’t remember the last time he was bored, Rob is on a quest to explore the intricacies of our world and try his hand at a multitude of crafts; he’s also an accomplished artist and musician, as well as a budding furniture maker. A native New Yorker who lived in Los Angeles for twenty years, he now makes his home in Denver with his wife, daughter and dog.

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