Winter has come early to Venice. Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city.
Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema.
On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises.
But a greater threat to the boys' new-found freedom is something from a forgotten past - a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/02/2000
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781905294213