Woven in Moonlight (Hardcover)
Page Street Kids, 9781624148019, 384pp.
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.
“A vibrant feast of a book.” – Margaret Rogerson, NYT bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens
“Wholly unique.” – Adrienne Young, NYT bestselling author of Sky in the Deep
“A spellbinding, vivid debut.” – Rebecca Ross, author of Queen's Rising
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.
When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.
She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princesa, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.
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Praise For Woven in Moonlight…
"A refreshing, page-turning debut." – Kirkus Reviews
"Debut author Ibañez creates a complex story, pairing an intriguing, subtle layer of magic with the deftly handled political intricacies." – Publishers Weekly
"With sword fights, damsels, vigilantes, magic, and betrayal, this thoughtful novel should have broad appeal." – Booklist
"[Woven in Moonlight] brings much to the table, from mouth-watering depictions of food to juicy politics to an intricate magic system involving weaving moonlight into tapestries, but where it really shines is in its insistence that people should question their inherent beliefs." – BCCB