The exhilarating action-packed sequel to New York Times bestseller City of Dark Magic takes Sarah Weston to Vienna. In a race against the clock, Sarah must find a cure for her friend Pollina, who is gravely ill. Assisting in her quest, Nicolas Pertusato travels to London in search of an ancient alchemical remedy, only to discover a mysterious foe is one step ahead of him. And back in Prague Prince Max must come to terms with the reappearance of a long dead saint while being pursued by a seductive historian with dark motives of her own.
Back in the city of Beethoven, Mozart, and Freud, Sarah becomes embroiled in a deadly web of intrigue that involves a scientist on the run, stolen art, seductive pastries, a few surprises from long-dead alchemists, a distractingly attractive horseman who's more than a little bloodthirsty, and a trail of secrets and lies. But none of that will be more dangerous than the brilliant and vindictive villain who seeks to bend time itself, forcing Sarah to must travel deep into an ancient mystery to save the lives of her loved ones.
About the Author
Magnus Flyte is a pseudonym for the writing duo of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch. Meg Howrey is the author of the novels The Cranes Dance and Blind Sight, and her non-fiction has been published in Vogue. She lives in Los Angeles. Christina Lynch is a television writer and former Milan correspondant for W Magazine. She lives near Sequoia National Park in California.
'Enchanting, strange, and fantastical! City of Lost Dreams is a magical mystery tour that picks you up and takes you where you've never been before but is exactly where you want to be. Sexy, suspenseful, historical-a melange of originality and an absolute page-turner.' M. J. Rose, international bestselling author of Seduction 'The richly detailed evocation of that lovely but disturbing city [Vienna] is only one of the many wonderful things about this book, which is fast-paced, highly imaginative, and funny.' Sydney Morning Herald/Age/Canberra Times 'If you're looking for a time-travel mystery with laughs, danger and a romantic interest clad in lederhosen (and who isn't?), look no further.' Who Weekly 'Set in a world where alchemy, magic, and science all work, [City of Lost Dreams is] another lively, amusing romantic mystery from the pseudonymous Flyte...Sensual, witty, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, set forth in sparkling prose, and inhabited by characters well-worth getting to know. Wunderbar!' starred review Kirkus Reviews 'This deliciously madcap novel has it all: murder in Prague, time travel, a misanthropic Beethoven, tantric sex, and a dwarf with attitude. I salute you, Magnus Flyte!' Conan O'Brien on City of Dark Magic 'A comical, rollicking and sexy thriller.' Huffington Post on City of Dark Magic
Series: Sarah Weston Chronicles
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 20th November 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 20.0