An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors: Book One in the Risen Kingdoms (Hardcover)

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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

About the Author


CURTIS CRADDOCK lives in Sterling, CO, where he teaches English to inmates in a state penitentiary. An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors is his debut, a first in The Risen Kingdoms trilogy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780765389596
ISBN-10: 0765389592
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: August 29th, 2017
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Risen Kingdoms