Angelo appears in City of Masks with his brother Tommaso, taking his younger sister to the Marriage with the Sea in the twenty-fifth year of the Duchessa's reign. Along with Tommaso, he quickly rebukes Arianna's impertinent attitude after the brothers praise the Duchessa's beauty, with Angelo noticing that Arianna has lately expressed a rebellious streak towards the Duchessa. When Arianna slips away from her brothers in the evening, Angelo and Tommaso spend the next morning searching for their sister near the edge of Bellezza in hopes of finding her before she is caught in the city on the forbidden day after the Marriage with the Sea. He and Tommaso return to Merlino after Arianna is found and returned to Torrone.
He and his brother care deeply for Arianna and Silvia mentions that she knew that Arianna's brothers and her foster-father Gianfranco would spoil her. The Gasparini brothers both possess Merlino daggers, a privilege obtained from their trade as fisherman, and have promised Arianna a dagger of her own when she turns sixteen - a promise that they fulfill. It does not appear that Angelo or Tommaso were aware that Arianna was actually their cousin rather than their sister; after Arianna's true heritage is revealed, they still regard her as their sister. Angelo and Tommaso later attend Arianna's wedding to Luciano Crinamorte as members of her family.
- ↑ Based on his age in City of Masks; Angelo is mentioned as being younger than Tommaso.
- ↑ City of Masks
"You haven't been coming to the Marriage that long."
"Nearly," said Tommaso. "Our parents first brought me when I was five and that was twenty years ago."...
"And I came two years later," added Angelo...
- ↑ City of Masks
"It's the least we can expect," said the second, "specially now that our little sister is Duchessa."