In Ashes Lie

By Marie Brennan (Trade Paperback, 2009)
The year is 1666. The King and Parliament vie for power, fighting one another with politics and armies alike. Below, the faerie court has enemies of its own. The old ways are breaking down, and no one knows what will rise in their place.

But now, a greater threat has come, one that could destroy everything. In the house of a sleeping baker, a spark leaps free of the oven -- and ignites a blaze that will burn London to the ground. While the humans struggle to halt the conflagration that is devouring the city street by street, the fae pit themselves against a less tangible foe: the spirit of the fire itself, powerful enough to annihilate everything in its path.

Mortal and fae will have to lay aside the differences that divide them, and fight together for the survival of London itself . . .
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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316020329

    • On Sale Date: 06/10/2009

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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The year is 1666. The King and Parliament vie for power, fighting one another with politics and armies alike. Below, the faerie court has enemies of its own. The old ways are breaking down, and no one knows what will rise in their place.

But now, a greater threat has come, one that could destroy everything. In the house of a sleeping baker, a spark leaps free of the oven -- and ignites a blaze that will burn London to the ground. While the humans struggle to halt the conflagration that is devouring the city street by street, the fae pit themselves against a less tangible foe: the spirit of the fire itself, powerful enough to annihilate everything in its path.

Mortal and fae will have to lay aside the differences that divide them, and fight together for the survival of London itself . . .

Marie Brennan is an anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. Her short stories have sold to more than a dozen venues. Find out more about the author at www.midnightnevercome.com.
  • "Stunningly conceived and exquisitely achieved.  Brennan's myriad fantastical creations ring as true as her ear for Elizabethan and faerie dialogue." --- Publishers Weekly Starred Review on Midnight Never Come

    "Like John Le Carre if he was obsessed with faeries..." --- SFX on Midnight Never Come

    "Brennan ably combines elements of danger, romance, and individual moral choices that could affect the fate of great realms, for a tale that's rich in plot and character." --- Locus on Midnight Never Come
     

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In Ashes Lie
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
  • Pages: 464
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316020329
  • On Sale Date: 06/10/2009
In Ashes Lie