Rook and Rose
- Rook and RoseThe 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."
Booklist, Starred Review!
"Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms, writing as Carrick, join forces to launch...a tightly laced plot dripping with political intrigue. Carrick has built a strong foundation for things to come."
“THE MASK OF MIRRORS, by M.A. Carrick (Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms) is a novel of complex plot and rich characterization that does just what you want a first novel in a series to do: arrive at a strong resolution while also leaving you eager to see what happens next… The authors have woven a rich tapestry of plot and character, and I’m hoping not to have to wait too long to see the rest of it unfold.”
"[A] fantastic beginning to The Rook and the Rose trilogy...enjoyable and highly entertaining."
"Utterly captivating. Carrick spins an exciting web of mystery, magic, and political treachery in a richly drawn and innovative world."
–S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass
"THE MASK OF MIRRORS has it all: complex, believable characters; a fast-moving, intricate plot; rich details of attire, cuisine, religion, and so much more, all of which lead the reader to believe that Nadežra exists in more than dreams. This novel starts off strong and only gets better."
Jane Lindskold, New York Times Bestselling author of The Firekeeper Saga
"The Mask of Mirrors kept me up reading way past my bedtime. A web of intrigue, magic, and the art of the con this novel will catch hold of your dreams and keep you from sleeping."
Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Glamorous Histories series
Amazon: "Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of the Month (January 2020)"