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Mask of Shadows (Hardcover)

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When Sal robs an intriguing court lady, it turns out that her purse contains more than just valuables--it also has a flyer announcing auditions to be one of the Queen's elite assassins. Sal signs up, entering a Hunger Games-style contest in which the lone survivor takes all. But when the intriguing lady reappears, Sal suddenly has to balance the competing demands of assassination and romance. Featuring a gender-fluid main character and a diverse cast of ruffians, former-magicians, and court personalities, this is an exhilarating, violent romp of a read.  --Lily (RBB Staff)

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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 Times bestselling 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.

More Praise for Mask of Shadows:
A Bustle Most Anticipated YA of 2017

"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 Shadows will make you glad you're not an assassin--and even gladder Sal is."--Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492647492
ISBN-10: 1492647497
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 29th, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Mask of Shadows