The Mask of Mirrors
Author: M.A. Carrick, Marie Brennan
The Mask of Mirrors is the unmissable start to the Rook & Rose trilogy, a dazzling and darkly magical fantasy adventure by Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms, writing together as M. A. Carrick.
Fortune favors the bold. Magic favors the liars.
Ren is a con artist who has come to the sparkling city of Nadežra with one goal: to trick her way into a noble house, securing her fortune and her sister's future.
But as she's drawn into the elite world of House Traementis, she realizes her masquerade is just one of many surrounding her. And as nightmare magic begins to weave its way through the City of Dreams, the poisonous feuds of its aristocrats and the shadowy dangers of its impoverished underbelly become tangled…with Ren at their heart.
“Utterly captivating.” —S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass
“This novel will catch hold of your dreams and keep you from sleeping.” —Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Calculating Stars
“Replete with complex politics, intricate magic, and mysteries that readers will be racing to unravel.” —Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter
“A fantastically twisty read.” —Fran Wilde, author of the Bone Universe trilogy
“A tightly laced plot dripping with political intrigue. Carrick has built a strong foundation for things to come.” —Publishers Weekly