an alchemy of masques and mirrorsAn Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by   Curtis Craddock

Genre: Fantasy — Steampunkesque

Series: The Risen Kingdoms #1

Publisher: Tor Books (August 29, 2017)

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Length: 384 pages

A polymath princess and her faithful musketeer must unravel the plot of a thousand-year-old madman in order to save an a foreign kingdom from a disastrous civil war.

Caelum is an uninhabitable gas giant like Jupiter. High above it are the Risen Kingdoms, occupying flying continents called cratons. Remnants of a shattered world, these vast disks of soaring stone may be a thousand miles across. Suspended by magic, they float in the upper layers of Caelum’s clouds.

Born with a deformed hand and utter lack of the family’s blood magic, Isabelle is despised by her cruel father. She is happy to be neglected so she can secretly pursue her illicit passion for math and science. Then, a surprising offer of an arranged royal marriage blows her life wide open and launches her and Jeane-Claude on an adventure that will take them from the Isle des Zephyrs in l’Empire Céleste to the very different Kingdom of Aragoth, where magic deals not with blood, but with mirrors.

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  1. Tammy says:

    Im excited about this too! And such a cool cover:-)

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  2. Flying continents over a gas giant? That book is already MINE! ((evil laugh))
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  3. Jordan Rose says:

    This one sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to finally have the chance to read it – great pick! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I am keeping my eye out for this one too. Looks intriguing 🙂

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