The Order of the Eternal Sun

The Order of the Eternal Sun : A Novel of the Sylvani

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Lucy Sinclair's debut will be a parade of everything opulent Edwardian London society has to offer. Most importantly, it will be nothing like her older sister's dangerous experience--especially if her overprotective brother-in-law, Lord Thornewood, has his way. As if screening her dance partners isn't enough, Thornewood insists that his brother, James, train Lucy in self-defense. She wouldn't mind so much if her treacherous mind didn't continue to replay the kiss they once shared. But awkward defense lessons are the least of her problems. Her arcana, a magical talent that allows her to mentally enter any scene that she draws, grows stronger by the day. Again and again Lucy is compelled to draw a portal to her mother's realm of Sylvania--and with each stroke of her pen, she risks attracting the attention of the Order of the Eternal Sun, the sinister brotherhood that steals the power of Sylvani blood for their own dark ends. When a bold new suitor arrives from India, Lucy can't help but be intrigued--though her family questions his mysterious past.
But as Lucy's own suspicions grow, and the threat of the Order looms larger, Lucy will have to learn to harness her unpredictable power or risk falling under the Order's shadow forever.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 30.48mm | 497g
  • Talos
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1940456428
  • 9781940456423

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"The Order of the Eternal Sun is an absolute treat of a novel, filled with romance, magic, suspense, and plenty of witty banter! Leake's detailed and captivating worldbuilding pulls you in and refuses to let go, until you feel as though you've visited the world of Sylvania yourself. I couldn't stop turning the pages until I knew what would befall this wonderful cast of characters. If Jane Austen had written fantasy novels, I imagine they'd be very much like this." --Alyssa Palombo, author of The Violinist of Venice Praise for Arcana: "Leake weaves together a beautifully rendered historical setting, magic and romance in this stunning debut." --Elizabeth May, author of The Falconer "Delightful! Leake's debut is a charming, romantic tale that sparkles with otherworldly magic." --Karina Sumner-Smith, author of Radiant "The social mores of Edwardian England are deftly layered with magic, fantasy and a hearty dose of romance in this lively and enchanting debut." --Sarah Painter, author of The Language of Spells
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About Jessica Leake

Jessica Leake worked as a psychotherapist once upon a time, but as her addiction to writing grew, she decided to write novels instead of psychiatric assessments. Arcana is the first novel in her historical fantasy series. She lives and writes in Greenville, South Carolina, with her husband and three young children.
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49 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 27% (13)
4 35% (17)
3 31% (15)
2 6% (3)
1 2% (1)
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