S.A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, THE CITY OF BRASS, is a richly layered historical fantasy inspired by medieval Islamic history and mythologies. One of my favourite reads of 2017!
Jeannette Ng’s debut novel UNDER THE PENDULUM SUN is a stylishly told Victorian gothic that prompts many moral reflections, even as readers revel in her sumptuous descriptions of cruelty, immortality, and misdeeds.
MURDER, MAGIC, AND WHAT WE WORE is a Regency romp featuring a young lady with many opinions about lies, spies, and fashions. This delightful tale is chock-full of wit and verve, and while readers may not be blown away by it, they’ll certainly find themselves charmed.
Curtis Craddock’s AN ALCHEMY OF MASQUES AND MIRRORS is an incredibly accomplished fantasy novel, combining various genre-fiction elements to create a story reminiscent of a decidedly more feminist version of The Three Musketeers.