Magic, Adventure, and Romance…

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Masks and Shadows

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A wildly romantic historical fantasy novel full of alchemy, intrigue, opera and forbidden love…

The 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.

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.

“Romance, music and dark alchemy rise to a pitch-perfect ending in this wonderful historical novel. Memorable and utterly delightful.”

– Aliette de Bodard, Nebula-Award-Winning author of The House of Shattered Wings

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What They Said

The storyline is fresh and full of intriguing magic and forbidden love… Masks and Shadows will keep readers captivated until the thrilling, theatrical finale.

– Romantic Times Book Reviews.

A keen sense of adventure and a sparkling wit combine to make Burgis among the best in the business. She’s my go-to writer for pure delight.

– Justina Robson, author of Glorious Angels and the Quantum Gravity series