Set in an alternate Renaissance Italy where the church regulates magic and licenses magicians, young Fiametta must learn and control the powers of magic to rescue her murdered father’s soul and combat evil sorcerers.
Written by Hugo and Nebula Award winning New York Times bestselling author Lois McMaster Bujold.
"Bujold incorporates the concept of magic into this crisply paced, fully developed tale."
- Publisher's Weekly
on Lois McMaster Bujold:
“Bujold is not just a master of plot, she is a master of emotion.”
- SF Site
“A superb craftsman and stylist.”
- Rave Reviews
"Boy, can she write!"
- Anne McCaffrey