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  • Published: 23 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405925808
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Colour Storm

Enter the world of Renaissance Venice, where the competition for fame and fortune can mean life or death, in this immersive novel of art and the Inquisition.

Artists flock to Renaissance Venice for wealth, fame and revolutionary colour. Yet for Giorgione 'Zorzo' Barbarelli, competition is fierce and debts are mounting. Then Zorzo hears of a brand new pigment, owned by merchant Jakob Fugger, which could change his fate.

To get closer to Fugger, Zorzo befriends his wife, Sybille. Soon, he's lost - enchanted by her - but acting on his feelings would put him in huge danger.

As water levels rise and the plague creeps closer, Zorzo isn't sure whom he can trust. Will Sybille be the key to Zorzo's success, or the reason for his downfall?

  • Published: 23 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405925808
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Damian Dibben

Damian Dibben, described by the Observer as ‘one of the hottest properties in children’s fiction today,’ is the creator of international publishing phenomenon, The History Keepers. The books are published in over 40 countries and translated into 26 languages.

The books follow the adventures of Jake Djones who finds that his parents are missing – lost in time. Jake sets out to find them and joins the secret society known as The History Keepers. His life will never be the same again.

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Praise for The Colour Storm

Praise for Damian Dibben


I was captivated from the beginning. Ornate, vivid, deeply coloured, and so precise I could smell and taste the world

Rachel Joyce

What a novel! Ambitious and wonderfully achieved

Michael Morpurgo

An epic tale of love, of courage, of hope

Evening Standard

Bask in the brilliance

Mail on Sunday

Original, ambitious, moving


A stunning and captivating tale

The Sun

A grand sweep of adventure and travel, war and romance, and a rich exploration of love, life and loyalty

National Public Radio

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