Join four travelers -- an artist, a spy, a merchant and a pirate -- as they leave a Venice (that is not our Venice) to travel toward a Constantinople (that is not our Constantinople) in an epic confrontation between East and West. Kay imagines a fantastical history in a world almost, but not quite like ours.
A wild, intoxicating retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" fairy tale, set in Manhatten during the roaring 20s. Be prepared to stay up all night not dancing, but rather reading this novel about sisterhood, speak-easies and not-so-high society.
If that isn't enough to convince you to buy this book, then try out Meddling Kids or Bank Job Blues or The Ice Weasels of Terbizond.
These stories may be short, but they're not lightweight... This collection contains a heady mix of subtle, understated wonder, unmitigated horror, and powerful eroticism, with every story working its individual magic on the reader.
It's not your typical pre-apocalyptic coming-of-age novel set against an all-out war of science versus magic. Anyway, it totally lives up to all the blurbs on the back cover.