"Lush, engrossing, and full of mystery and dark magic."
--BookPage "Immersive...a feast to savor slowly."
--BuzzFeed News "An excellent fantasy novel."
--Los Angeles Review of Books Darkly magical and intricately imagined, The Mask of Mirrors is the unmissable start to the Rook & Rose trilogy, a dazzling fantasy adventure from an incredible new voice. This is your past, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither...
Arenza Lenskaya is a liar and a thief, a pattern-reader and a daughter of no clan. Raised in the slums of Nadezra, she fled that world to save her sister. This is your present, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither...
Renata Viraudax is a con artist recently arrived in Nadezra. She has one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune. This is your future, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither...
But the deeper she is drawn into the aristocratic world of House Traementis, the more she realizes her masquerade is just one of many. And as corrupt magic begins to weave its way through the city's streets, the poisonous feuds of its aristocrats and the shadowy dangers of its impoverished underbelly become tangled--with Ren at their heart.
Praise for The Mask of Mirrors "For those who like their revenge plots served with the intrigue of The Goblin Emperor, the colonial conflict of The City of Brass, the panache of Swordspoint, and the richly detailed settings of Guy Gavriel Kay."
(starred review) "Utterly captivating."
--S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass "This novel will catch hold of your dreams and keep you from sleeping."
--Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Calculating Stars "Wonderfully immersive--I was unable to put it down."
--Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter "Exactly the fantasy adventure novel you're craving."
--Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne "A fantastically twisty read."
--Fran Wilde, author of the Bone Universe trilogy "A tightly laced plot dripping with political intrigue. Carrick has built a strong foundation for things to come."