We want to send you a galley copy of Stephanie Burgis’s Masks and Shadows, available April 12th from Pyr!
The year is 1779, and guests are gathering at the isolated palace of Eszterháza, the Hungarian Versailles, in preparation for an upcoming Imperial visit. This far from the capital in Vienna, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy rules with an iron fist, unaware of the danger mounting within his own palace.
Hidden within the golden walls of Eszterháza, an elemental of smoke and blood awaits its moment as two dangerously brilliant alchemists plot magical nightmares. A secret Brotherhood schemes to overturn the Emperor and Empress themselves, using the arrogant Prince Nikolaus as a pawn. Even the palace’s famous opera house, where Joseph Haydn serves as kapellmeister, may yet become a slaughterhouse on the night of Haydn’s greatest musical triumph … unless Europe’s most famous castrato singer can join forces with two young actors and a very proper widow in time to write all of them a new finale.
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