The Mask of Mirrors

The Mask of Mirrors: Rook and Rose, Book One

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 21/01/2021
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The Mask of Mirrors
A novel to be savoured, and endlessly refreshing
Everyone has something to hide and something to gain. A novel of political manoeuvrings, vigilantes and centuries old mysteries. If you’re looking for a Fa... READ MORE
Stephanie in Edinburgh


'Utterly captivating. Carrick spins an exciting web of mystery, magic, and political treachery in a richly drawn and innovative world.' S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of BrassDarkly magical and beautifully imagined, The Mask of Mirrors is the unmissable start to the Rook & Rose trilogy, a rich and dazzling fantasy adventure in which a con artist, a vigilante, and a crime lord must unite to save their city.Nightmares are creeping through the city of dreams . . .Renata Virdaux is a con artist who has come to the sparkling city of Nadezra -- the city of dreams -- with one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune and her sister's future. But as she's drawn into the aristocratic world of House Traementis, she realises her masquerade is just one of many surrounding her. And as corrupted magic begins to weave its way through Nadezra, the poisonous feuds of its aristocrats and the shadowy dangers of its impoverished underbelly become tangled -- with Ren at their heart.'I was utterly entranced by this glittering world filled with masked vigilantes, cunning conwomen, and dark magic. A sheer delight!' Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come A Darkness'The Mask of Mirrors is exactly the fantasy adventure novel you're craving: an escape into a vast, enchanting world of danger, secret identities, and glittering prose' Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne'The Mask of Mirrors kept me up reading way past my bedtime. A web of intrigue, magic, and the art of the con this novel will catch hold of your dreams and keep you from sleeping' Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Calculating Stars'The Mask of Mirrors ushers you into the fascinating city of Nadezra, replete with complex politics, intricate magic, and mysteries that readers will be racing to unravel. Wonderfully immersive--I was unable to put it down' Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter'An intricate, compelling dream of a book that kept me turning pages, with a world and characters that felt deeply real and plenty of riveting twists and turns. I loved it!' Melissa Caruso, author of The Obsidian Tower'For those who like their revenge plots served with the intrigue of The Goblin Emperor, the colonial conflict of The City of Brass, the panache of Swordspoint, and the richly detailed settings of Guy Gavriel Kay' Booklist (starred review)

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356515175
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Weight: 460g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 46 mm

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The Mask of Mirrors
Good Bones
I really wanted to love this book, and it did start strong. Ren is a con-woman trying to fool her way into an old and powerful family. Except that like her... READ MORE
Liv Burrell
The Mask of Mirrors
Addicting, Full of twists!
This book was so addictive! The beginning of the book was a bit slow but it was interesting enough to keep me going. Once I really got the hang of the wor... READ MORE
sam torres
The Mask of Mirrors
Ren “Renata” Viradaux is an ex-street rat and con-artist who has arrived in Nadežra with her sister Tess to insert herself in the House Traementis pretendi... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
The Mask of Mirrors
Slow-paced but enjoyable.
DRC provided by Little, Brown Book Group UK via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Representation: queer secondary and tertiary characters, tert... READ MORE
Gabriele QueerBookdom
The Mask of Mirrors
Recommended Fantasy Read
The Mask of Mirrors is an epic, and I truly mean EPIC opening to the series. There's over 700 pages of tightly packed writing to devour, so this is not for... READ MORE
Leigh Souter
The Mask of Mirrors
The Mask of Mirrors is an epic, and I truly mean EPIC opening to the series. There's over 700 pages of tightly packed writing to devour, so this is not for... READ MORE
Leigh Souter
The Mask of Mirrors
Involving, immersive and real
In The Mask of Mirrors we are in the city - the city state - of Nadežra, a merchant enclave with something of a feel of Renaissance Venice: Nadežra is a pl... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
The Mask of Mirrors
Such a unique book!
Ugh, this was quite a struggle! Almost a dnf! The Mask of Mirrors was one of my most anticipated releases of this year, but unfortunately it didn’t work ou... READ MORE
Katarina Vujicic
The Mask of Mirrors
A great book leaving me wanting more.
The Mask of Mirrors is an incredibly fun rollercoaster ride. It has con artists, vigilantes, a brewing war between nobility and the lower class, an interes... READ MORE
The Bookish Historian
The Mask of Mirrors
A Spectacular and Vivid Story!
This book encompasses everything the Epic Fantasy genre means to me. From the intricate descriptions of clothes to complex magic systems to unfamiliar cult... READ MORE