Damian Dibben

The Colour Storm

The Colour Storm

The compelling and spellbinding story of art and betrayal in Renaissance Venice

Summary

The new spellbinding and enchanting story set in Renaissance Venice, from the internationally acclaimed author of Tomorrow

'An engaging thriller and a compelling exploration of an artist's obsession with love and colour'
THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Addictive, ambitious and knife sharp. A compelling thriller and a celebration of art. Ravishing'
RACHEL JOYCE

'A terrific book . . . Absorbing, exciting and, dare I say it, colourful. An original tale told beautifully'
A. D. SWANSTON
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In Renaissance Venice, artist Giorgione 'Zorzo' Barbarelli's career hangs in the balance. Competition is fierce, and his debts are piling up. So when Zorzo hears a rumour of a mysterious new pigment brought to Venice by the richest man in Europe, he sets out to acquire the colour and secure his name in history.

Winning a commission to paint a portrait of the man's wife, Sybille, Zorzo thinks he has found a way into the merchant's favour. Instead he finds himself caught up in a conspiracy that stretches across Europe and a marriage coming apart inside one of the city's most illustrious palazzos.

As the water levels rise and the plague creeps ever closer, an increasingly desperate Zorzo isn't sure whom he can trust . . .

Will Sybille prove to be the key to Zorzo's success, or the reason for his downfall?

Atmospheric and suspenseful, and filled with the famous artists of the era, The Colour Storm is an intoxicating story of art and ambition, love and obsession in Renaissance Venice.
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Praise for Damian Dibben

'An epic tale of love, of courage, of hope' Evening Standard

'I was captivated from the beginning' Rachel Joyce, bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

'Original, ambitious, moving' Stylist

'Bask in the brilliance' The Mail on Sunday

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