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Shadow in the Empire of Light

Jane Routley



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19 January 2021
Magic. Murder. Mayhem. But keep it in the family.

Shine's life is usually dull: an orphan without magic in a family of powerful mages, she's left to run the family estate with only an eccentric aunt and telepathic cat for company.

But when the family descend on the house for the annual Fertility Festival, Shine is plunged into dark intrigue; stolen letters, a fugitive spy, and family drama mix with murder, sex and secrets, and Shine is forced to decide both her loyalties and future...
Imprint:   SOLARIS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   252g
ISBN:   9781781088340
ISBN 10:   1781088349
Pages:   350
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fantasy and Science Fiction writer Jane Routley has had a variety of careers, including fruit picker and occult librarian and she lived in Germany and Denmark for a decade. Now she works at a railway station and is a keen climate activist. Jane has published 6 books and won two Aurealis awards for Best Australian Fantasy Novel. Her short stories have been widely anthologized and read on the ABC. Her current ambition is to visit an active volcano.

Reviews for Shadow in the Empire of Light

Routley's whimsical tone lends a dark comic quality to this intricate fantasy, and the outlandish characters and captivating worldbuilding. -- Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly * Utterly delightful! ...Shine is resourceful, witty, and competent-the perfect heroine for a madcap escapade of family drama. - Corry L. Lee Shadow in the Empire of Light is part witty romp, part gritty drama, and an entirely gripping read. -- Glenda Larke Tremendous fun. Shine is a wonderful creation and Routley gives her a terrific voice. A welcome new addition to the world of contemporary comic fantasy. -- J.S. Barnes Jane Routley's books have won Aurealis awards and the writing style in her latest deserves another. -- Aurealis on Shadow in the Empire of Light * Aurealis *

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