Mask of Shadows

Mask of Shadows

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"I love every aspect of this amazing book--a genderfluid hero, a deadly contest, and vicious courtly intrigue. Get! Read! Now!" --Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Timesbestselling author

I Needed to Win.
They Needed to Die.

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class--and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand--the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears--Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

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"Compelling and relatable characters, a fascinating world with dangerous magic, and a dash of political intrigue: Mask of Shadows completely delivered. Fantasy fans will love this book."--Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane

"An intriguing world and a fantastically compelling main character make for a can't-miss debut. Miller's Mask of Shadowswill make you glad you're not an assassin--and even gladder Sal is."--Kiersten White, New YorkTimesbestselling author of And I DarkenandNow I Rise

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
ISBN: 9781492647492
1492647497
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 24 cm

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LPL_ColtonS Mar 22, 2018

Mask of Shadows is the first in a series that is great for any fantasy lovers. Living in a post-magical world, the characters in this book must make due with arrows, daggers, and shields to do their dirty work. While it hit all my personal sweet-spots for the traditional assassin competition plot line, this novel’s main character, Sal, was the most intriguing part. Sal is a gender fluid thief who enters the competition for a chance at revenge. Having a gender fluid character in a fantasy setting is a very welcome change to the traditional narrative and allows for greater diversity within the rest of the book. Highly recommended for those looking for more LGBT representation within the sci-fi/fantasy genre and in YA at large.

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

If you are a fan of Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J. Maas, then Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller would be a great book for you! I love that the main character is gender fluid and the fact that this book is about becoming one of the Queen's personal assassins. This is a great start to a new fantasy series.

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OPL_KrisC Apr 06, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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