Melusine by Sarah Monette

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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.

About Sarah Monette

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Sarah Monette was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the secret cities of the Manhattan Project. Having completed her Ph.D. in English literature, she now lives and works in a hundred-year old house in the Upper Midwest. She is a winner of the Spectrum Award for her short story, "Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland.
Published August 2, 2005 by Ace Hardcover. 432 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gather Books

Melusine, the fantasy novel from Sarah Monette, is, despite many positive qualities, in some ways a blueprint on how not to write a fantasy novel.

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Felix and Mildmay meet on the run and team up as both their lives seem forfeit, but neither was prepared for what they learn about their interwoven past, the threat of foreign strange magic overwhelming Melusine nor how to even survive their trek through bizarre magical realms to confro...

Aug 07 2005 | Read Full Review of Melusine

Fantasy Literature

My first reaction to Melusine was to be confused and impressed all at once.

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Melusine is a daring debut, the beginning of a gothic influenced fantastic journey, rendered in an elegant and introspective narrative that will introduce us to the setting of Melusine, where hocuses and street urchins and everything in between dwell, where clandestine business arrangements with ...

Aug 26 2005 | Read Full Review of Melusine

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