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Congress of Secrets

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
In 1814, the Congress of Vienna has just begun. Diplomats battle over a new map of Europe, actors vie for a chance at glory, and aristocrats and royals from across the continent come together to celebrate the downfall of Napoleon... among them Lady Caroline Wyndham, a wealthy English widow. But Caroline has a secret: she was born Karolina Vogl, daughter of a radical Viennese printer. When her father was arrested by the secret police, Caroline's childhood was stolen from her by dark alchemy.

Under a new name and nationality, she returns to Vienna determined to save her father even if she has to resort to the same alchemy that nearly broke her before. But she isn't expecting to meet her father's old apprentice, Michael Steinhuller, now a charming con man in the middle of his riskiest scheme ever.

The sinister forces that shattered Caroline's childhood still rule Vienna behind a glittering facade of balls and salons, Michael's plan is fraught with danger, and both of their disguises are more fragile than they realize. What price will they pay to the darkness if either of them is to survive?

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genre: Fantasy    

"This is historical fantasy at its best." - Beth Bernobich

"A sumptuous and romantic tale of two ordinary people caught at the confluence of history, politics, and dark alchemy, Congress of Secrets will have you turning pages late at night." - Aliette de Bodard

"Intense, vivid, and romantic. A compelling story of intrigue and dark magic in a richly drawn historical setting. Recommended!" - Laura Florand

"An intriguing story of dark alchemical magic among the power brokers of the Napoleonic era. A compelling, fast-paced read historical fantasy with real substance." - Juliet Marillier

"Burgis has created an alternate Vienna shrouded in fear and dark alchemy, political unrest, courage and love. A stunning historical fantasy highly recommended." - Jaime Lee Moyer

"Congress of Secrets is a feast for the lover of historical fantasy rich, complex, beautifully researched and engrossingly told. Burgis is a new star of the genre, and I can't wait to see what she does next." - Judith Tarr


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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Congress of Secrets
Author(s): Stephanie Burgis
ISBN: 1-63388-199-7 / 978-1-63388-199-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Congress of Secrets
Author(s): Stephanie Burgis
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA