Two sisters fight with manners, magic, and mayhem to reclaim their family’s name, in this captivating historical fantasy adventure.
House Mederos was once the wealthiest merchant family in Port Saint Frey. Now the family is disgraced, impoverished, and humbled by the powerful Merchants Guild. Daughters Yvienne and Tesara Mederos are determined to uncover who was behind their family's downfall and get revenge. But Tesara has a secret – could it have been her wild magic that caused the storm that destroyed the family's merchant fleet? The sisters’ schemes quickly get out of hand – gambling is one thing, but robbing people is another…
Together the sisters must trust each another to keep their secrets and save their family.
File Under: Fantasy
"Patrice Sarath gives us a colorful Dickensian fantasy that leads the reader on an unpredictable path of murder, intrigue, and mystery, served up with her customary lively characterizations and pitch-perfect dialogue. It's a tale of magic lost and recovered, fortunes made and squandered, and broken lives healed, all of it engineered by Yvienne and Tesara, two resourceful and delightful protagonists, in the company of some charming and often dangerous sidekicks." - Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches; "Patrice Sarath takes readers on a fine, twisty adventure with two determined young women who abandon their dutiful, well mannered upbringing for drawing room gambling, dark alleys, and magic." - Carol Berg, author of The Sanctuary Duet and the Collegia Magica Series; "Delightful and compulsively readable account of the escapades of two strong willed sisters determined to restore their rightful place though disreputable means." - Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin; "I loved the determination of the Sisters Mederos! Despite myriad setbacks, they return to the city that crushed their family a decade before, take on the corrupt guild, and bring their enemies to justice. The first chapter in a thrilling new series!" - J Kathleen Cheney, author of The Golden City series and Nebula Award finalist; Praise for Patrice Sarath "Highly recommended." - Juliet E McKenna, best-selling author of The Tales of Einarinn series; "An exciting and absorbing read." - Sharon Shinn, best-selling author of The Twelve Houses series; "A strong first novel, some very real horsemanship, and utterly convincing warcraft." - Toby Bishop, James Tiptree Jr Award-winning author of Airs Beneath the Moon; "I couldn't put it down. I have read all three books, and I have to say I believe this one is the best! I can't wait for the next one. The directions this story can go are endless." - Mary Nagle, author of Pygmalion, Child of the Lake, the Three Rings, and Other Poems; "As a reader I was constantly surprised by the twists and turns of the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book...and am impatient for the next instalment to come out." - J Kathleen Cheney, Nebula-nominated author of The Novels of the Golden City series; "Red Gold Bridge tells of a portal between our world and another, where two girls journey and return after paying a price - with a young man in tow. Colar doesn't fit in on Earth - and war threatens to embroil both universes." Five stars. - Midwest Book Review; "What an engaging and endearing tale about Mary Bennet! I love when authors write about the forgotten and neglected characters of Jane Austen! I truly loved this closer look into the heart and mind of Mary Bennet. She captured my interest from page one." - Austenesque Reviews; "The Unexpected Miss Bennet is a delightful continuation of Pride and Prejudice." - 5 Minutes for Books; "Patrice Sarath is an author to watch. I recommend the book to people who enjoy fantasy." - Reading Etc; "Truly excels." - All About Romance
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st April 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Type: New edition