A Choir of Lies
A young storyteller must embrace his own skills--and the power of stories--to save a nation from economic ruin, in the standalone sequel to A Conspiracy of Truths. Three years ago, Ylfing watched his master-Chant tear a nation apart with nothing but the words on his tongue. Now Ylfing is all alone in a new realm, brokenhearted and grieving--but a Chant in his own right, employed as a translator to a wealthy merchant of luxury goods, Sterre de Waeyer. But Ylfing has been struggling to come to terms with what his master did, with the audiences he's been alienated from, and with the stories he can no longer trust himself to tell. That is, until Ylfing's employer finds out what he is, what he does, and what he knows. At Sterre's command, Ylfing begins telling stories once more, fanning the city into a mania for a few shipments of an exotic flower. The prices skyrocket, but when disaster looms, Ylfing must face what he has done and decide who he wants to be: a man who walks away and lets the city shatter, as his master did? Or will he embrace the power of story to save ten thousand lives? With a memorable cast of characters, starring a fan-favorite from A Conspiracy of Truths, and a timely message, Choir of Lies reminds us that the words we wield can bring destruction--or salvation.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 142 x 211 x 43mm | 544g
- 10 Sep 2019
- Gallery / Saga Press
"A Choir of Lies is insightful, beautiful, and hysterically funny, showing the power of stories for good or ill."--Stephen Blackmoore, author of Fire Season
About Alexandra Rowland
Alexandra Rowland is the author of A Conspiracy of Truths and A Choir of Lies, and, occasionally, a bespoke seamstress under the stern supervision of her feline quality control manager. She holds a degree in world literature, mythology, and folklore from Truman State University, and she is one of three hosts of the Hugo Award-nominated literary podcast, Be the Serpent. Find her at AlexandraRowland.net, on Twitter as @_AlexRowland, or wandering the woods of western Massachusetts. Drew Willis is an art director and illustrator working in New York City. Visit him at DrewWillis.com.