J.S. Kelley weaves epic fantasy and hardboiled noir in this fast-paced, twisting tale of magic, mystery, and a whole lot of unruly behavior.
In a kingdom where magic fuels everything from street lamps to horseless carriages, the mage guilds of Penador wield power equal to the king himself. So when Lord Edmund’s infant son is kidnapped by the ruthless Alath Guild, he turns to the one person who’s feared by even the most magically adept: Rosalind Featherstone, a.k.a. the Gutter Mage.
But as Roz delves into the circumstances behind the child’s disappearance, she uncovers an old enemy from her traumatic past and a long-brewing plot that could lead to the death of countless innocents, as well as the complete collapse of Penadorian society itself!
Praise for Gutter Mage
"Diabolically delightful."—Holly Black, #1 New York Times bestselling author for Misfit
"Epic fantasy done right."—Publishers Weekly for Ranger of Marzana
"Furious where it needs to be, deceptively tender where it can get away with it, adventurous all around."—Sam Sykes, author of The City Stained Red, for Hope and Red
"My favorite book of the year. Full of nonstop, irresistible adventure, it captures that wonderful classic epic fantasy feel, while introducing a fantastic pair of memorable new heroes. I can't wait for the sequel!"—Sarah Beth Durst, author of The Queen of Blood, for Hope and Red
"Engaging ... [Skovron's] skillfully developed world, filled with swords and magic, is a perfect foil for his dynamic characters."—Library Journal on Hope and Red
"Gripping and, most importantly, fun."—SFX on Hope and Red