Amber & Dusk
Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, the Sisters of the Scion taught her that her legacy—her power to create illusions—was a curse. But Sylvie knows it entitles her to a place in Coeur d’Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn legacies.
And so Sylvie sets off toward the Amber City, a glittering jewel under a sun that never sets, to take what is hers.
But her hope for a better life at court is quickly dimmed. The empress, Severine, invites her in only as part of a cruel wager among her beautiful and powerful courtiers. Sylvie must assume a new name—Mirage—and work to hone her magic. She begins to navigate secretive social circles and join deadly games of intrigue in order to claim her spot at court, and soon it becomes apparent that things are not as they appear. However, no one, including her cruel yet captivating sponsor, Sunder, will answer her questions. As Mirage strives to seize what should be her rightful place, she’ll have to consider whether it is worth the price she will have to pay.
Lyra Selene weaves a lush and dangerous story of sacrifice, secrets, and star-crossed love in this remarkably striking debut.