Mélusine-a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption, and destinies lost and found...
Felix Harrowgate is a dashing, highly respected wizard. But the horrors of his past as an abused slave have returned, and threaten to destroy all he has since become.
As a cat burglar, Mildmay the Fox is used to being hunted. But now he has been caught by a wizard. And yet the wizard was looking not for Mildmay, but for Felix Harrowgate...
Thrown together by fate, these unlikely allies will uncover a shocking secret that will link them inexorably together.
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Sarah Monette recieved the 2003 Spectrum Award for her short story, "Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland." This is her first novel.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* Mildmay the Fox, resident of the Lower City in Melusine and cat burglar by profession, at first tells a little story of hocuses (wizards) and why any thinking person should beware them. Moderately decent Mildmay has steered clear of hocuses since murdering one (hey, a trained assassin's gotta earn a living). Good idea, considering there's a death curse on him set to activate if he gets within spitting distance of the Mirador, Melusine's stronghold of magical power. ?A social world away, in the Mirador, Felix Harrowgate is a stylish, well-liked wizard traveling in circles of wealth, power, and nobility. Responsible for Felix's polish and status is his former keeper, the malevolent charmer Malkar, whose ideas of teaching inflicted scars on Felix's body and mind that induce intermittent descents into madness. Thrown together on the lam, Felix and Mildmay discover how much they have in common, beginning with a shocking blood bond and the fact that neither clearly recalls coming to Melusine as children. Subsequent adventures take them far from their city, through a country in which far-from-friendly magic lies under rocks and sea and haunts marsh and tower. While Monette's story engages, her characters deserve a standing ovation. Mildmay's off-color personality and often wickedly funny narration keep the story and the other characters fresh. Perspective shifts between Mildmay and Felix make Mildmay the cat burglar visible and take us into the lightless crevasse of Felix's madness. Paula Luedtke
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