Light creates shadows, better to die in the dark.
Once, Lilias Khove was someone else, a dancer revered and applauded. Now, she guards a city.
Once, Prevecost was something other, a city strong and renowned throughout the world. Now plague stalks her streets and steals her citizens.
But the city has secrets and so does the dancer.
In a time as dark and silent as the death it fears, these secrets will save or they will damn.
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Dawnsong is a prequel novelette perfect for fans of Michael J. Sullivan & Hafsah Faizal and contains four original character illustrations by acclaimed artist Irina Plachkova
A knight, an actor, and an immortal walk into a palace. The immortal doesn’t walk out.
But that isn't Kennet Zur's intention.
What he wants is revenge. One thousand years ago, the imperial city of Masque made him bleed, and now he wants to break the blade that cut him forever. But he can't do it alone.
So, as the hourglass sands slide into the Night of the Red Lady, he sets his pawns loose. Two men. One stolen book to find. Ten centuries worth of waiting.
But just because an immortal is more certain of seeing the next dawn than anyone else, doesn't mean he knows what it will bring. And the knight and the actor have their own plans. One is driven by a war he will do anything to escape, and the other by an ambition that is drowning him wave by wave.
And watching over them all is what spilled the immortal's blood a thousand years ago. It now sits upon a throne reaching long, shadowy fingers down into the city, fingers that can still slice. And just like Kennet, it too has been waiting.
Riyria meets Medici in this epic fantasy/dark comedy mashup where a heist gone wrong on the night of an imperial city's most macabre holiday will forever change three impossibly different lives. Perfect for fans of the worldbuilding of Brandon Sanderson and the wit of Sarah KL Wilson.
A stoic-cinnamon roll knight
A foolhardy actor
A meddling immortal
Adult but clean content
Rebel versus royal
Wet canals and wetter streets
Music and illusion
12 original illustrations
An enchanting and immersive read, Illuminare dazzles with its wide range of complex characters and tangible setting. In this intricate and poetic heist story, Shutt will keep you guessing as she pulls you along with elements of mystery and touches of romance, and just when you think you've got something figured out, the game will change and you'll realize you, too, are a player trapped in the Masque. ~C. F. E. Black, author of BLADE OF ASH