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Welcome, readers, to the cover launch of THE LIAR’S KNOT, the second book in the dark and dazzling Rook & Rose trilogy by M.A. Carrick!
Take a deep breath and prepare for your return to Nadežra, the city where magic dwells in both dreams and nightmares, where thieves and noblemen both are liars, and everyone hides behind a mask. Nadežra, where a stubborn and quick-witted con artist, a charmingly ruthless criminal, and a legendary vigilante will risk everything in order to protect a world that is determined to fall apart. Nadežra, where nothing is quite as it seems…
Check out the stunning cover of THE LIAR’S KNOT below, and make sure to pre-order (US | UK)! And if THE MASK OF MIRRORS (book one of the trilogy) is still on your TBR pile, good news: THE LIAR’S KNOT is hitting shelves in December, giving you plenty of time to catch up! This is an epic fantasy series you don’t want to miss. But don’t take our word for it—read on for a taste of all the fantastic praise it’s received.
Trust is the thread that binds. And the rope that hangs.
In Nadežra, peace is tenuous as a thread. Corrupt House Indestor has been destroyed, but darkness still weaves through the city’s filthy back alleys and jewel-bright gardens, visible to those who know where to look.
Derossi Vargo, Grey Serrado, and Ren, daughter of no clan, all know. Caught in a knot of secrets and lies, they struggle to decide who to trust and who to turn from—a precarious position indeed, even for a ruthless criminal, a notorious vigilante, and a brilliant con artist.
Because the power they are fighting is more ancient than they can fathom, and they have yet to discover just how deeply rooted its poison is. And in the end, it will take more than wits and knives to cut themselves and their city free.
Praise for The Mask of Mirrors
“Lush, engrossing, and full of mystery and dark magic.” —BookPage
“Immersive…a feast to savor slowly.” —BuzzFeed News
“Utterly captivating.” —S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass
“This novel will catch hold of your dreams and keep you from sleeping.” —Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Calculating Stars
“Wonderfully immersive—I was unable to put it down.” —Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter
“Exactly the fantasy adventure novel you’re craving.” —Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne
“A fantastically twisty read.” —Fran Wilde, author of the Bone Universe trilogy
“A tightly laced plot dripping with political intrigue. Carrick has built a strong foundation for things to come.” —Publishers Weekly
“An excellent fantasy novel.” —Los Angeles Review of Books
“An intricate, compelling dream of a book.” —Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage
“A sheer delight!” —Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come A Darkness
“For those who like their revenge plots served with the intrigue of The Goblin Emperor, the colonial conflict of The City of Brass, the panache of Swordspoint, and the richly detailed settings of Guy Gavriel Kay.” —Booklist (starred review)