product description page

Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors - (The Risen Kingdoms) by Curtis Craddock (Hardcover)

Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors -  (The Risen Kingdoms) by Curtis Craddock (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
$17.67
MSRPReg: $25.99 Save $8.32 (32% off)

about this item

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors is Curtis Craddock's delightful and engrossing fantasy debut featuring a genius heroine and her guardian, a royal musketeer, which Brandon Sanderson calls, "A great read!"

Born with a physical disability, no magical talent, and a precocious intellect, Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs has lived her life being underestimated by her family and her kingdom. The only person who appreciates her true self is Jean-Claude, the fatherly musketeer who had guarded her since birth.

All shall change, however, when an unlikely marriage proposal is offered, to the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war.

But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Isabelle and Jean-Claude plunge into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies. Step by dangerous step, Isabelle must unravel the lies of her enemies and discovers a truth more perilous than any deception.

“A setting fabulous and strange, heroes to cheer for, villains to detest, a twisty, tricky plot — I love this novel!” —Lawrence Watt Evans

“A thrilling adventure full of palace intrigue, mysterious ancient mechanisms, and aerial sailing ships!” —David D. Levine

Number of Pages: 416.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Magic
Series Title: The Risen Kingdoms
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Curtis Craddock
Language: English
Street Date: August 29, 2017
TCIN: 51701111
UPC: 9780765389596
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-2323

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.