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    Cate Glass, author



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The Chimera 
Illusion of Thieves An Illusion of Thieves
Illusion of Thieves A Conjuring of Assassins



 
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Cate's next stop

Norwescon
April 18-21, 2019
Doubletree Seattle Airport Hotel
Seatac WA

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Chimera
window It's hard to describe how excited I am that the Chimera is coming to life. The first book of the Chimera, An Illusion of Thieves will be released May 19, 2019 from Tor Books. See the beautiful ARCS at the top of the page.

So why the window? Because the Chimera stories have their foundation in the Independency of Cantagna - a city teetering between old ways and a vision of enlightenment. Where jealousies of privilege compete with more inclusive wealth. Where myths long codified in law and art just won't quite die out. Where plots and intrigues grow in the shadows...

Before us and on every side, the grandeur of Cantagna’s wealth rose in a magnificence of towers and spires, sculpted facades, and sprawling palaces. A gushing fountain centered the piazza. The monumental bronze depicted Atladu’s Leviathan drowning the kingdom of Sysaline on the day the beast washed the monster Dragonis out of the sky. Behind the fountain stood the Palazzo Segnori—the same venue my brother and I visited for his Quarter Day parole reports. The palazzo’s pillared loggia stretched left and right, and above it the harmonious rows of windows, like bright eyes ever open to the world. --An Illusion of Thieves

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And what's next?

The Stair Book 2 of the Chimera, A Conjuring of Assassins is already in the works. I love this photo. It captures another piece of Cantagna, the Scala Ciondolante, exactly. The Chimera books are fantasy adventure--and the incident on the Dangling Stair opens another crack in Romy's certainties about the world.

   Sweat beaded on my spine as I strolled out of the potter’s stall, past the shuttered glassmaker’s shop and a cobbler’s stall. One of the brick arches that marked the boundaries of Piazza Vasaio lay just ahead. A neat signboard read, SCALA CIONDOLANTE. The Dangling Stair. A set of worn and very steep steps that led straight down from Piazza Vasaio to the Market Ring Gate.
   The day had gone quiet. Conversations had retreated behind walls. Tradesmen and householders lunched indoors. Children and elders had vanished from stoops and benches as if winter frost had dropped down on us out of season.
   As if straight from my own horror, a wordless screech split the quiet from the jumble of houses and shops just beyond the piazza boundaries.
   I clutched the luck charm in my waist pocket as I walked briskly through the boundary arch, watching my step on the crumbling stair like the other stragglers. A water carrier. Two prosperous-looking clerks in starched ruffs and tall hats. A woman carrying a bolt of gray wool. Perhaps ten others were in sight farther down.
   A second howl arrowed from the piazza directly behind me.
   “Must have a demon on the run,” shouted one of the clerks, a gleeful, ruddy-cheeked young man, holding his hat as he took the steps two at a time on his way up to the piazza.
-- A Conjuring of Assassins


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