"Intense, vivid, and romantic. A compelling story of intrigue and dark magic in a richly drawn historical setting. Recommended!"
Laura Florand, bestselling author of "The Chocolate Kiss"
"Congress of Secrets" is a heady mix of politics and alchemy, friendship and betrayal, set against the grand sweep of nineteenth-century Vienna and the aftermath of Napoleon's downfall. This is historical fantasy at its best.
Beth Bernobich, author of "The Time Roads"
This is a gripping and enjoyable historical fantasy thriller, with engaging characters scheming for survival and revenge, fighting addictive alchemical magic against the lush background of the 1814 Congress of Vienna. This is a great introduction to Stephanie Burgis s work, and I can t wait for her next book!
Martha Wells, author of The Books of the Raksura series
"A keen sense of adventure and a sparkling wit combine to make Burgis among the best in the business. She's my go-to writer for pure delight."
Justina Robson, author of "Glorious Angels "and the Quantum Gravity series
Reading Stephanie Burgis s "Congress of Secrets" is like eating a piece of rich, decadent chocolate. Filed with intriguing characters in a vivid and alluring setting, "Congress of Secrets" weaves its own brand of alchemy, drawing you in to 1800s Vienna. I couldn t put it down!
Sarah Beth Durst, author of "The Queen of Blood"
"An intriguing story of dark alchemical magic among the power brokers of the Napoleonic era. A compelling, fast-paced read historical fantasy with real substance.
Juliet Marillier, author of the Blackthorn & Grim series
PRAISE FOR "MASKS AND SHADOWS: "
"Romance, music, and dark alchemy rise to a pitch-perfect ending in this wonderful historical novel. Memorable and utterly delightful."
Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-winning author of "The House of Shattered Wings
"A delightful tapestry of courtly intrigue, deadly magic, music, and romance. Stephanie Burgis has woven an unforgettable tale, steeped in eighteenth-century atmosphere and full of unique, well-drawn characters. This is a must-read for lovers of historical fantasy."
Leah Cypess, author of "Mistwood"
"Terrific. A lush adventure fueled by music and alchemy, and peopled with irresistible characters. "Masks and Shadows" blends history and magic into a rich, believable love story fraught with royal intrigue. I finished it in one sitting."
Donna Thorland, author of "The Dutch Girl""show more