As Opal, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and most importantly the ability to hunt the lords who killed their family. But Sal has to figure out who the culprits are before putting them down. Which means trying to ignore the fact that Elise is being kept a virtual prisoner, and that the queen may have ulterior motives.
And the tales coming out of north are baffling. Talk of dark spirits, missing children, and magic abound. As Sal heads north toward their ruined homeland and the lords who destroyed everything, they learn secrets and truths that can’t be ignored.
Praise for MASK OF SHADOWS
“An intriguing world and a fantastically compelling main character make for a can’t-miss debut. Miller’s Mask of Shadows will make you glad you’re not an assassin―and even gladder Sal is.” ―Kiersten White, New York Times bestelling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise
“Compelling and relatable characters, a fascinating world with dangerous magic, and a dash of political intrigue: Mask of Shadows completely delivered. Fantasy fans will love this book.” ―Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane
Praise for Mask of Shadows: “Miller’s gritty, lightning-paced debut features a rough-and-tumble yet movingly vulnerable protagonist: Sal is uncompromising in their convictions, and doesn’t hesitate to kill when necessary but wishes to be more than just a weapon of vengeance. A complex but intriguing start to this planned duology.” ―Publishers Weekly
Praise for Mask of Shadows: “This is a memorable, sharply written character. While readers who identify on the G
LGBTQ spectrum may be easy fans as Miller handles Sal’s identity with aplomb, that’s certainly not the only point of note here; the impressive, intricate world building, tense action, and fierce competitors are equally strong.” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for Mask of Shadows: “Gory, well-plotted, suspenseful on every page, and poised for the sequel.” ―Kirkus
Praise for Mask of Shadows: “This fantasy’s gender-fluid protagonist, Sal Leon, makes Miller’s book worth picking up for diversity’s sake alone. Her treatment of the gender issue is most notable in that it isn’t really an issue… Violent and action-packed, this offering by first-time novelist Miller will circulate.” ―School Library Journal
“Sal’s strong-willed personality and rich emotions create a protagonist who continues to shine” ―Booklist
“Sal is intriguing and their genderfluidity adds depth to their personality. The narrative deals with issues of mystery, self-identity, and revenge. The ending provides a sense of closure, while leaving the door ajar for further adventures.” ―VOYA Magazine
Originally from Arkansas, Linsey Miller has previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She is currently an MFA candidate represented by Rachel Brooks of Bookends Literary. Her debut novel MASK OF SHADOWS is the first in a fantasy duology out now (8/29/17) from Sourcebooks Fire. The sequel RUIN OF STARS is coming out August of 2018. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there is coffee.
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James Robert says
Lately, I think about how long it is going to take me to finish remodeling this 160 year old home I bought and how much it will end up costing me.
Maria Malaveci says
My next to read book!
Kate Sarsfield says
Think about the most? Oh, it’s got to be my sheer frustration of bureaucracy!
Rita Wray says
Sounds like a good book.
Danielle Hammelef says
Lately, I think mostly about how I never seem to catch up on my work these days.
Angelica Dimeo says
I think about what I need to do next day to day
Linda Romer says
Looking forward to starting this series. Thank you
Elizabeth Robinson says
I think about my family the most.
I think about how I am going to catch up on my work.
shelly peterson says
This sounds good.
Mary Preston says
Think about the most or the post?
Right now I’m thinking that this books does sound fascinating.
Becky Richardson says
What book I am going to read next!
What do you think about the most?
The question …
“What matters most?”
It helps guide my life and my day.
I try to stick to Philippians 4:8 “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”
Beth T. says
I suppose I think about our family–which for us includes our five cats and four dogs as well as extended family–and wonder if I’m taking care of everyone properly, looking after all of my responsibilities, doing what matters most…
Mary Songer says
Right now I’m thinking about how to train my cats to behave better.
The Lord, church family, blood family, friends. my own book writing, reading more books, and my job. In that order.
Ellen Levickis says
What do I think about the most?
I do not think hard on things, I do not dwell or ponder.
C’est la vie… Forgive or forget (forget is best).
I focus on making sure my husband, son, parents and I enjoy life to its fullest.
Mary Henaghen says
I think about books!
Penny Olson says
I think about books a lot!
Ellie Wright says
I think the most about my family’s health and well being.
I have no clue, maybe food.
bill norris says
how to stay even on my bill paying.