“A fascinating and mannered delusion confection with a darker middle of gothic romance” is how New York Times bestselling writer Robin Hobb defined Galen Beckett’s remarkable sequence opener, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent. Now Beckett returns to this global of impressive magick and sophisticated manners, the place one impressive woman’s selection will positioned the destiny of a nation—and all she cherishes—into precarious balance.
Her braveness kept the rustic of Altania and earned the affection of a hero of the world. Now brilliant Ivy Quent desires merely to show her father’s sprawling, mysterious condominium right into a right domestic. yet quickly she is swept into trendy society’s optimum circles of power—a global that's important to her family’s destiny yet replete with perilous temptations.
Yet a ways better risk lies past the city’s glittering ballrooms—and Ivy needs to race to release the secrets and techniques that lie in the outdated residence on Durrow road earlier than outlaw magicians and an historic ravening strength plunge Altania into darkness ceaselessly.