“The Merchant With No Coin”

In the days before now there lived a merchant of Vraszan who belonged to the clan of Kiraly, people renowned far and wide for their skill and cunning at trade. Much like “Constant Ivan and Clever Natalya”, this flash story is a piece of Vraszenian folklore Marie wrote because, well, she’s a nerd. It will […]

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Book 3 teaser

The following is the teaser for Book 3 printed in the back of the U.S. edition of The Liar’s Knot. Because it wasn’t included in the U.K. edition, we’re providing it here for our readers. Be warned that 1) there will be spoilers if you haven’t yet read The Liar’s Knot, and 2) this may […]

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The Mask of Mirrors

This is your past, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither.
Arenza Lenskaya is a liar and a thief, a pattern reader and a daughter of no clan. Raised in the slums of Nadežra, she fled that world to save her sister.

This is your present, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither.
Renata Viraudax is a con artist recently arrived in Nadežra. She has one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune.

This is your future, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither.
But when corrupt nightmares begin to weave their way through the City of Dreams, Ren realizes her masquerade is just one of many surrounding her—and if she cannot sort the truth from the lies, it’ll mean the destruction of her city.

Darkly magical and intricately imagined, The Mask of Mirrors is the unmissable start to the Rook & Rose trilogy, a dazzling fantasy adventure from an incredible new voice.

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Labyrinth’s Heart

Ren came to Nadežra with a plan. She would pose as the long-lost daughter of the noble house Traementis. She would secure a fortune for herself and her sister. And she would vanish without a backward glance. She ought to have known that in the city of dreams, nothing is ever so simple.

Now, she is Ren, con-artist and thief. But she is also Renata, the celebrated Traementis heir. She is Arenza, the mysterious pattern-reader and political rebel. And she is the Black Rose, a vigilante who fights alongside the legendary Rook.

Even with the help of Grey Serrado and Derossi Vargo, it is too many masks for one person to wear. And as the dark magic the three of them helped unleash builds to storm that could tear the very fabric of the city apart, it’s only a matter of time before one of the masks slips—and everything comes crashing down around them.

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“As Tight as Any Knot”

Ondrakja had a sharp eye for valuable things. A handkerchief of fine lace from southern Vraszan. An inlaid ivory snuffbox. A purse fat with coins and left too vulnerable, ready to nick off a man’s belt while he was distracted. A girl begging on the corner of the Uča Idvo.

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“Constant Ivan and Clever Natalya”

Of three parts is every story woven: the warp, the weft, and the fabric they make together. The warp is Constant Ivan, strong and steady. The weft is Clever Natalya, darting here and there. As for the fabric they make, listen and you shall hear.

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“Pearl’s Price”

A novelette about the downfall of Kaius Rex and the creation of the legendary, immortal outlaw who defends Nadežra to this day.

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