Waiting on Wednesday: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis.  The cover drew me in and then I became totally intrigued.  Check it out.  

masks and shadowsThe year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy’s carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the very proper sister of Prince Nikolaus’s mistress. Charlotte has retreated to the countryside to mourn her husband’s death. Now, she must overcome the ingrained rules of her society in order to uncover the dangerous secrets lurking within the palace’s golden walls. Music, magic, and blackmail mingle in a plot to assassinate the Habsburg Emperor and Empress–a plot that can only be stopped if Carlo and Charlotte can see through the masks worn by everyone they meet.

Expected publication: April 2016 by Pyr


18 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis”

  1. Petra

    I’m not sure if this is a book for me, but the cover’s beautiful. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! 🙂
    Here’s my WoW

  2. Annette

    Oh I like this – a mix of history and fantasy! Very intriguing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – it does sound very good and I do love the cover.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    Now that sounds like an interesting period piece – I’ll be keeping an eye out for some early reviews.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to this one because of the period to be honest.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    Totally waiting on this! Oh wait, I don’t have to WAIT I HAVE A COPY!!!!

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    “Music, magic and blackmail” – I think this book has all the right ingredients! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve really enjoyed all the books I’ve had from Pyr and hopefully this will continue with this one.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    This one does sound good! I’m hoping to make the time to read it. 🙂 Great choice!

  7. downrightdystopian

    This is the first that I’ve heard of this one! I really like the cover.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s very eye catching and definitely what caught my attention to start with.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m so drawn to this novel, and the more I learn about it the more intrigued I got. It’s now one of my most anticipated books this spring 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m really looking forward to it too. I’ve enjoyed all the book I’ve had from Pyr so I’m hoping for that good run to continue.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Sharry

    I don’t know what it is about masks and balls but I love them and I want to read stories featuring them 🙂 What a lovely cover, too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It makes me think of Venice and mystery and excitement. I don’t know why but that’s what it conjures and it just makes me want to read!
      Lynn 😀

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