Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Blog, others books | Comments Off on A Shout Out for THE GOLDEN CITY & THE SEAT OF MAGIC

Today my friend J. Kathleen Cheney’s second book is released. The Seat of Magic is pretty awesome (I read an ARC!) but I wanted to draw more attention to her first book, too. That’s where you’d want to start reading, after all! It just came out in mass market paperback, too.

The Golden City

For two years, Oriana Paredes has been a spy among the social elite of the Golden City, reporting back to her people, the sereia, sea folk banned from the city’s shores….

When her employer and only confidante decides to elope, Oriana agrees to accompany her to Paris. But before they can depart, the two women are abducted and left to drown. Trapped beneath the waves, Oriana survives because of her heritage, but she is forced to watch her only friend die.

Vowing vengeance, Oriana crosses paths with Duilio Ferreira—a police consultant who has been investigating the disappearance of a string of servants from the city’s wealthiest homes. Duilio also has a secret: He is a seer and his gifts have led him to Oriana.

Bound by their secrets, not trusting each other completely yet having no choice but to work together, Oriana and Duilio must expose a twisted plot of magic so dark that it could cause the very fabric of history to come undone….

Of course, I have to show the cover of The Seat of Magic as well because it’s so pretty.

The Seat of Magic

If you love historical fiction with a dash of mystery and magic, do seek these books out. I’ve read some 160ish books over the past year and a half, and these are among my favorites.