This was a disappointment. Apparently all scientists are unimaginative, rational and unable to appreciate art, mood or atmosphere. Being rational is intrinsically bad, also. Perhaps Ms. Lovric should meet some scientists, as in my experience many of them are keen on the arts and have to be imaginative in order to do their work. Did it not require imagination to propose that microscopic organisms are responsible for human disease?
Anyway, Lovric's prejudices aside, this is a fairly standard orphan with hidden destiny story, enlivened by a great scene where all the "good" magical entities of Venice are called to fight against the equally magical forces of evil.