M. A. Carrick is the joint pen name of Marie Brennan (author of The Memoirs of Lady Trent) and Alyc Helms (author of The Adventures of Mr. Mystic). The two met in 2000 on an archeological dig in Wales and Ireland -- including a stint in the town of Carrickmacross -- and have built their friendship through two decades of anthropology, writing, and gaming. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
An intricate, compelling dream of a book that kept me turning pages, with a world and characters that felt deeply real and plenty of riveting twists and turns. I loved it! -- Melissa Caruso, author of THE TETHERED MAGE From the first page, I was utterly entranced by this glittering world filled with masked vigilantes, cunning conwomen, and dark magic. A sheer delight! -- Katy Rose Pool, author of THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS The Mask of Mirrors ushers you into the fascinating city of Nadezra, replete with complex politics, intricate magic, and mysteries that readers will be racing to unravel. Wonderfully immersive--I was unable to put it down. -- Andrea Stewart, author of THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER The Mask of Mirrors is exactly the fantasy adventure novel you're craving: an escape into a vast, enchanting world of danger, secret identities, and glittering prose -- Tasha Suri, author of EMPIRE OF SAND 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 CALCULATING STARS Utterly captivating. Carrick spins an exciting web of mystery, magic, and political treachery in a richly drawn and innovative world. -- S. A. Chakraborty