Empire of Shadows

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6.08 X 8.49 X 1.53 inches | 1.21 pounds

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About the Author

Miriam Forster is a recovering barista and former bookseller who is obsessed with anthropology, British television, and stories of all kinds. She lives in Oregon with her husband and her cat. City of a Thousand Dolls was her debut novel.


"Fans of fantasy will enjoy the magical elements, while the subtle commentary of the novel's stratified society lends it a dystopian vibe similar to Veronica Roth's Divergent that will appeal to readers outside of the fantasy genre." -- School Library Journal

"An engrossing, complicated fantasy." -- ALA Booklist

"An infusion of Asian elements and rich details bring this fantasy world alive." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS: "A strong debut [and] fresh fantasy/mystery crossover. Set in a magically isolated Empire, Forster's well-crafted story and confident prose are rich, packed with small details that immerse readers in her sumptuously imagined world." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A fantastical murder mystery with a creative premise, heart-pounding pacing, and characters with secrets to keep." -- Cinda Williams Chima, author of the best-selling Seven Realms series

"With fantastic world building and a wonderful heroine, CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS intrigued me from the first page." -- Cindy Pon, author of Silver Phoenix

"The mystery here is a fine one, and the concept of the City is well-executed. As Nisha must choose between remaining within the cloistered safety of the City or taking her chances with the outside world, her dilemma will be familiar with teens looking toward adulthood." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books