Black Blossom (Paperback)

A Fantasy of Manners Among Aliens

By M. C. a. Hogarth

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781478247791, 392pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2012

List Price: 18.99*
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The high priest of Shame in Kherishdar is shattering--
--and the only thing between him and his ruin is the gentle Calligrapher, Farren Nai'Sheviet-osulkedi. When they are dispatched by the god of Civilization to Qenain, the House of Flowers, they find it in disorder, having fallen prey to a mysterious influence... an alien influence... a human one. Can one man heal Shame in time to save him and Qenain both? Or will they both fail? And what will happen in--and to--the House of Flowers?
A genteel, conversational fantasy of society, culture... and the perversions that threaten them.

About the Author

Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since. She has been many things-web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist-but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human and otherwise. She is the author of over fifty titles in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, romance, humor and business. Her fiction has variously been recommended for a Nebula, a finalist for the Spectrum, placed on the secondary Tiptree reading list and chosen for two best-of anthologies.