“A fascinating and mannered fable confection with a darker center of gothic romance” is how New York Times bestselling writer Robin Hobb defined Galen Beckett’s magnificent sequence opener, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent. Now Beckett returns to this global of awesome magick and sophisticated manners, the place one awesome woman’s selection will placed 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 wishes simply to show her father’s sprawling, mysterious residence right into a right domestic. yet quickly she is swept into trendy society’s optimum circles of power—a international that's important to her family’s destiny yet replete with perilous temptations.
Yet a ways larger possibility lies past the city’s glittering ballrooms—and Ivy needs to race to release the secrets and techniques that lie in the previous apartment on Durrow highway earlier than outlaw magicians and an historical ravening strength plunge Altania into darkness without end.
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