The first book in my new YA fantasy series is out now! The Spy in the Silver Palace is a tale of mystery, romance, and courtly intrigue. My goal with this book was to write a story that anyone who loved the Steel & Fire series would enjoy, while also trying new things in a new world.
This book features a single POV character, a girl named Mica who can change her appearance at will, rather than the multiple viewpoints we experience in Steel & Fire. It has a magic system based entirely on physical abilities (Talents), rather than the manipulation of magical substances. And Mica doesn’t wield a sword, though she still fights hard to protect the people she loves.
Hopefully, this book also has many of the things you enjoyed about Steel & Fire, from the worldbuilding to the brave heroine to the exciting moments. I’m already hard at work on the sequel, and I can’t wait to hear what you think.
Blurs are fast.
Muscles are strong.
Shields have impervious skin.
Mimics can change their appearance.
And all of them are in danger.
One Mimic is about to discover that nothing is as it seems in the Empire of Talents. Capable of contorting her face to resemble anyone, Mica dreams of using her skills on daring spy missions in enemy territory. Instead, she’s sent to work for a frivolous young princess.
Infiltrating tea parties and collecting palace gossip makes Mica want to kill someone—preferably the princess herself—but she soon learns there’s more to this world than extravagant parties. She gets caught up in a web of courtly intrigues and treacherous secrets. When her fellow Talents start disappearing from the empire, Mica may be the only one who can uncover their hidden foe and save them all.
She can change her face, but can she play the game?