The Sheen on the Silk tells the story of Anastasius, a young woman who disguises herself as a eunuch in order to prove her brother innocent of a crime she knows he didn’t commit. With the threat of the next Christian crusade looming, thirteenth-century Constantinople comes alive. Meanwhile, Anastasius works her way through each level of the city – from her humble neighbors to the emperor himself – seeking to uncover the truth.
Publishers Weekly said of The Sheen on the Silk, “As the danger, betrayals, and dead bodies mount, Perry conveys an earnest message about obsession, sacrifice, and faith at a dazzling crossroads of East and West civilizations.”
Laura Lee of VJ Books comments “Fans of Anne Perry and historical fiction are dying to get their hands on signed first editions of “The Sheen on the Silk“. Collectible first editions of Anne Perry’s mystery and fantasy novels, as well as Christmas novellas, are available at VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com).
Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England. The William Monk series include A Breach of Promise, Bedford Square, Buckingham Palace, Half Moon Street, The Silent Cry, The Sins of the Wolf, Slaves of Obsession, The Twisted Root, Weighed in the Balance, and more. The Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels include Long Spoon Lane, Traitor’s Gate, Southampton Row, and Seven Dials, among many others.
Perry has written two fantasy novels, Tathea and Come Armageddon. She is also the author of the World War I novels Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, and We Shall Not Sleep, as well as six Christmas novellas.
Anne Perry lives in Scotland.