Prophecies, Libels & Dreams: Stories

Prophecies, Libels & Dreams: Stories

Ysabeau S. Wilce

Praise for Ysabeau S. Wilce's earlier books:

"This clean and cool environment is wealthy with wonderful costumes, cutting edge language, and tantalizing glimpses of history."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

These inter-connected tales are set in a luxurious quasi-historical international of magick and excessive manners referred to as the Republic of Califa. The Republic is a surprisingly well-known place—a baroque approximation of Gold Rush era-California with an overlay of Aztec ceremony—yet the characters who populate it are real originals: rockstar magicians, murderous gloves, bouncing boy terrors, blue tinted butlers, sentient squids, and a three-year-old Little Tiny Doom and her vengeful purple plush pig. by means of flip whimsical and terrible (sometime within the similar paragraph), Wilce's tales were characterised as "screwball comedies for goths" yet they can even be defined as "historical fantasies" or "fanciful histories" for there are nuggets of ancient truth hidden in them there lies.

Ysabeau S. Wilce is the writer of Flora Segunda, Andre Norton Award–winner Flora's Dare, and Flora's Fury, and she or he has released paintings in Asimov's, Steampunk!, and Fantasy & technological know-how Fiction. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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