Synopses & Reviews
a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption, and destinies lost and found...
Felix Harrowgate is a dashing, highly respected wizard. But the horrors of his past as an abused slave have returned, and threaten to destroy all he has since become.
As a cat burglar, Mildmay the Fox is used to being hunted. But now he has been caught by a wizard. And yet the wizard was looking not for Mildmay, but for Felix Harrowgate...
Thrown together by fate, these unlikely allies will uncover a shocking secret that will link them inexorably together.
"While Monette's story engages, her characters deserve a standing ovation. Mildmay's off-color personality and often wickedly funny narration keep the story and the other characters fresh." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Monette has created an interesting world, leaving enough unexplained to intrigue patient readers." School Library Journal
"A lush novel, rife with decadent magic, debilitating madness, and dubious deeds." Jacqueline Carey, author of Kushiel's Legacy trilogy
About the Author
Sarah Monette received the 2003 Spectrum Award for her short story, "Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland." This is her first novel.