With Fate Conspire
By Marie Brennan
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765325372, 528pp.)
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
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Marie Brennan returns to the Onyx Court, a fairy city hidden below Queen Victoria's London. Now the Onyx Court faces its greatest challenge.
Seven years ago, Eliza's childhood sweetheart vanished from the streets of Whitechapel. No one believed her when she told them that he was stolen away by the faeries.
But she hasn't given up the search. It will lead her across London and into the hidden palace that gives refuge to faeries in the mortal world. That refuge is now crumbling, broken by the iron of the underground railway, and the resulting chaos spills over to the streets above.
Three centuries of the Onyx Court are about to come to an end. Without the palace's protection, the fae have little choice but to flee. Those who stay have one goal: to find safety in a city that does not welcome them. But what price will the mortals of London pay for that safety?
With Fate Conspire is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Science Fiction & Fantasy title.
MARIE BRENNAN habitually pillages her background in anthropology, archaeology, and folklore for fictional purposes. She is the author of the Onyx Court series and the doppelganger duology of Warrior and Witch, as well as more than thirty short stories.
“An absorbing finale to a series that has grown richer with every installment.”--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on With Fate Conspire
"[A] complex and vibrant depiction of a magical Victorian era."--Publishers Weekly on With Fate Conspire
"Enchanting, fearsome faerie vistas and pinpoint character delineations make Galen's absorbing quest one to savor and remember."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Star Shall Fall
“Splendidly mixing historical and fictional characters while carefully depicting the spirit of an age, Brennan’s latest novel should delight fans of historical fantasy.”
--Library Journal on A Star Shall Fall