It's been two weeks since Oriana Paredes was banished from the Golden City. Police consultant Duilio Ferreira, who himself has a talent he must keep secret, can't escape the feeling that, though she's supposedly returned home to her people, Oriana is in danger.
J. Kathleen Cheney is a former teacher and has taught mathematics ranging from seventh grade to calculus, with a brief stint as a gifted and talented specialist. Her short fiction has been published in such venues as Fantasy Magazine and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and her novella "Iron Shoes" was a Nebula Finalist in 2010. She is the author of The Golden City, The Seat of Magic, and The Shores of Spain.
"[A] killer sequel...Intriguing and fun, the mystery unfolds like a socially conscious tour through a cabinet of curiosities."--Kirkus Reviews
"Those who enjoy alternate history, Edwardian- or Victorian-era historical fiction with a touch of magic and mythology, will be delighted with this story."--Booklist "Political thriller, serial-killer mystery, gaslight alternate history, paranormal romance ...This is not your everyday paranormal mystery-thriller. It has a sinuous charm that wraps itself around the reader, soft but impressive...These characters glisten with humanity, even if they aren't really human."--Kings River Life