Synopses & Reviews
Sylvia Izzo Hunter brought both rural Brittany and an alternative Regency England to vivid life”* in The Midnight Queen, her debut novel of history, magic, and myth. Now, in her new Noctis Magicae novel, Sophie and Gray Marshall are ensnared in an arcane plot that threatens to undo them both.
In her second year of studies at Merlin College, Oxford, Sophie Marshall is feeling alienated among fellow students who fail to welcome a woman to their ranks. So when her husband, Gray, is invited north as a visiting lecturer at the University in Din Edin, they leap at the chance. There, Sophies hunger for magical knowledge can finally be nourished. But soon, Sophie must put her newly learned skills to the test.
Sophie returns home one day to find a note from Grayhes been summoned urgently to London. But when he doesnt return, and none of her spells can find a trace of him, she realizes something sinister has befallen him. With the help of her sister, Joanna, she delves into Grays disappearance, and soon finds herself in a web of magick and intrigue that threatens not just Gray, but the entire kingdom.
*National Bestselling Author Juliet Marillier
Praise for The Midnight Queen
“The history of her world is not the usual stuff…inventive.”—Marie Brennan, Author of The Memoirs of Lady Trent
“A stunning story of magic, scholarship, and true love. Elegantly written, fast-paced and highly original…A remarkably assured debut.”—Juliet Marillier, National Bestselling Author of Dreamer's Pool
“Transported me back to those days when I discovered Anne McCaffrey, Robin McKinley, and…Tamora Pierce.”—TheBookPushers.com
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About the Author
Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, a town with strong Scottish roots. She graduated from the University of Otago with degrees in languages and music, and has had a varied career that includes teaching and performing music as well as working in government agencies. Juliet now lives in a hundred-year-old cottage near the river in Perth, Western Australia, where she writes full-time. She is a member of the druid order OBOD. Juliet shares her home with two dogs and a cat. Juliet's historical fantasy novels are published internationally and have won a number of awards.