Above you can see the first two new covers for Marie Brennan‘s Onyx Court series. These re-issues are due to be published by Titan Books in the UK in 2015-16. Here’s the synopsis for MIDNIGHT NEVER COME…
England flourishes under the hand of its Virgin Queen: Elizabeth, Gloriana, last and most powerful of the Tudor monarchs. But a great light casts a great shadow.
In hidden catacombs beneath London, a second Queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerie England, and a dark mirror to the glory above. In the thirty years since Elizabeth ascended her throne, fae and mortal politics have become inextricably entwined, in secret alliances and ruthless betrayals whose existence is suspected only by a few.
Two courtiers, both struggling for royal favor, are about to uncover the secrets that lie behind these two thrones. When the faerie lady Lune is sent to monitor and manipulate Elizabeth’s spymaster, Walsingham, her path crosses that of Michael Deven, a mortal gentleman and agent of Walsingham’s. His discovery of the “hidden player” in English politics will test Lune’s loyalty and Deven’s courage alike. Will she betray her Queen for the sake of a world that is not hers? And can he survive in the alien and Machiavellian world of the fae? For only together will they be able to find the source of Invidiana’s power — find it, and break it…
A breathtaking fantasy novel of intrigue and betrayal set in Elizabethan England; Midnight Never Come seamlessly weaves together history and the fantastic to dazzling effect.
MIDNIGHT NEVER COME is due to be published next month. The Onyx Court series also includes IN ASHES LIE (June 2016), A STAR SHALL FALL (release date TBC) and WITH FATE CONSPIRE (release date TBC). The novels were originally published in the UK by Orbit Books.
Marie Brennan is also the critically-acclaimed author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent fantasy series, also published in the UK by Titan Books.
‘Stunningly conceived and exquisitely achieved…’ — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on MIDNIGHT NEVER COME
‘Strong prose, tight plotting, mischievous humor, quick pacing and wonderful storytelling that fully engages the reader.’ — Fantasy Book Critic on MIDNIGHT NEVER COME
‘Brennan has created a fascinating hidden underworld beneath London, and it’s enhanced by prose that has an elegance perfect for historical fantasy.’ — RT Book Reviews on IN ASHES LIE
‘Marie Brennan juggled complex politics, plague, and fire to great effect in IN ASHES LIE.’ — Strange Horizons on IN ASHES LIE
Zeno represents Marie Brennan in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.