Synopses & Reviews
The spellbinding conclusion to the brilliant fantasy series by the author of The Mirador and Mélusine.
Exiled from Mélusine for the crime of heresy, the once powerful Cabaline wizard Felix Harrowgate and his half-brother Mildmay, former cat-burglar and assassin, journey to Corambis to face judgment from a ruling body of wizards. Corambis, however, is a land plagued by civil strife. Kay Brightmore, the Margrave of Rothmarlin, is part of an insurrection to restore the monarchy in the southern half of the country. In desperation, Kay and his rebels seek out the engine of Summerdown, an ancient magical device rumored to have terrible powers. Once the engine is awakened, only a powerful wizard can stop its awesome potential for destruction. Felix and Mildmay arrive just in time for their greatest challenge-and ultimate destiny...
"The rambling conclusion to Monette's Mlusine fantasy quartet (after 2008's The Mirador) reveals the destiny of three exiles. Prince Gerrard Hume dies in an attempt to start the sinister Cymellunar engine, which he hoped would help win Caloxa's independence from Corambis. Blinded by the engine, Kay Brightmore, the margrave of Rothmarlin and the prince's illicit lover, is imprisoned by Corambis's duke of Glimmering. Meanwhile, far away in Bernatha, gay wizard Felix Harrowgate returns to prostitution to raise money when his half-brother becomes ill, but is gang-raped by Corambins in a ritual that restarts the Clock of Eclipses, another terrible Cymellunar device. Monette throws in numerous unsubtle lessons on love, lust and power, but for full effect, the intricate plot requires familiarity with prior installments. (Apr.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Monette's characters deserve a standing ovation."
"Corambis" is the spellbinding conclusion to the brilliant fantasy series by the author of "The Mirador" and "Mlusine."
Monette presents the spellbinding conclusion to her brilliant fantasy series featuring the unforgettable wizard Felix and his half brother, Mildmay the thief.
About the Author
Sarah Monette was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She won the Spectrum Award for her short story, "Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland," and has had short fiction published in Kelly Link's Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, All Hallows, and Alchemy.