"Congress of Secrets" is a feast for the lover of historical fantasy rich, complex, beautifully researched and engrossingly told. Burgis is a new star of the genre, and I can t wait to see what she does next.
Judith Tarr, author of World Fantasy Award finalist "Lord of the Two Lands"
"Burgis has created an alternate Vienna shrouded in fear and dark alchemy, political unrest, courage and love.A stunning historical fantasy highly recommended.
Jaime Lee Moyer, author of"Against a Brightening Sky
" "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"
"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"
"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
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 [this book]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"
A sumptuous and romantic tale of two ordinary people caught at the confluence of history, politics, and dark alchemy, "Congress of Secrets" will have you turning pages late at night.
Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award winning author of "The House of Shattered Wings"
PRAISE FOR "MASKS AND SHADOWS: "
"A delightful tapestry of courtly intrigue, deadly magic, music, and romance. 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