An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors

  • by Curtis Craddock
  • Narrated by Erin Bennett
  • 18 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A delightful and engrossing fantasy debut featuring an intelligent heroine and her guardian, a royal musketeer.
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 an 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 CĂ©leste to the very different Kingdom of Aragoth, where magic deals not with blood but with mirrors.

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What the Critics Say

"Curtis Craddock's debut is a grand tale of intrigue, adventure, and gaslight fantasy in the tradition of Alexander Dumas." (Charles Stross)

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Helluva Debut

I came . I stayed for the characters. This is a world unlike anything I've seen. I love the magic and the steampunk elements, but it's the characters that grab me. I especially love Isabelle, and her intelligence and determination to be true to herself.
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- Kailee Bruce

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio