Mask of Shadows

Linsey Miller (Author)

Product Details

$17.98  $16.54
Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date
August 29, 2017
6.1 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

A wayward biologist from Arkansas, Linsey previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there's coffee. She is the author of the Mask of Shadows duology, Belle Revolte, and What We Devour. Visit her online at


"This is a memorable, sharply written character. While readers who identify on the GLBTQ spectrum may be easy fans as Miller handles Sal's identity with aplomb, that's certainly not the only point of note here; the impressive, intricate world building, tense action, and fierce competitors are equally strong." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This fantasy's gender-fluid protagonist, Sal Leon, makes Miller's book worth picking up for diversity's sake alone. Her treatment of the gender issue is most notable in that it isn't really an issue... Violent and action-packed, this offering by first-time novelist Miller will circulate." - School Library Connection
"Gory, well-plotted, suspenseful on every page, and poised for the sequel." - Kirkus
"Teen genre fiction featuring a strong gender-fluid main character." - School Library Journal
"Compelling and relatable characters, a fascinating world with dangerous magic, and a dash of political intrigue: Mask of Shadows completely delivered. Fantasy fans will love this book.

" - Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane
"An intriguing world and a fantastically compelling main character make for a can't-miss debut. Miller's Mask of Shadows will make you glad you're not an assassin-and even gladder Sal is." - Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise
"Miller's gritty, lightning-paced debut features a rough-and-tumble yet movingly vulnerable protagonist: Sal is uncompromising in their convictions, and doesn't hesitate to kill when necessary but wishes to be more than just a weapon of vengeance. A complex but intriguing start to this planned duology." - Publishers Weekly
"Uber bloody and action packed, Mask of Shadows is the book for anyone who loves a heavy dose of grit and gore with their fantasy." -
"It is fabulous. Go forth and read the Hunger Games-like craftiness and intensity, Kaz Brekker-ish determination and moral questionability, and utterly charming romance." - LGBTQ Reads
"Miller's setting is vividly drawn...a solid addition for libraries hoping to expand the gender diversity of their shelves." - Booklist
"An exhilarating, violent romp of a read." - Shelf Awareness
"For fans of The Hunger Games-type fiction, that's gonna be too appealing to pass up. It's gonna be too delicious to deny yourself. "Mask of Shadows," for readers age 15 and up, is gonna be a dream book.
" - Bookworm Sez
"A fun, fast read" - Locus Magazine
"Excellent worldbuilding... Nonstop action makes this book hard to put down. Fantasy fans will love it." - VOYA Magazine
"A compelling non-binary, gender-fluid protagonist. A fascinating mix of unique world-building, gripping action, and thoughtfully-drawn characters, Mask of Shadows is a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat read." - Lamba Literary
Miller's combination of epic high fantasy with characters whose gender and sexuality fall outside of the mainstream norms for the genre will appeal to fans of writers who have explored the genre in similar ways, such as Tamora Pierce, Ellen Kushner, or Tanya Huff. Mask of Shadows is recommended for readers looking for a more diverse representation of gender and sexuality in their fantasy sagas, and for anyone interested in starting an exciting new fantasy series in general. " - IndiePicks Magazine