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The Witch Who Came in from the Cold
The Cold War rages in back rooms and dark alleys of 1970s Prague as spies and sorcerers battle for home and country. The fate of the East and the West hangs in the balance right along the Iron Curtain—and crackling beneath the surface is a vein of magic that is waiting to be tapped.
- Saga Press |
- 624 pages |
- ISBN 9781481485609 |
- June 2017
"Those who like to mix magic, spycraft, and secret history should enjoy this – it may please fans of Stross’s Laundry series."– Locus Magazine
"Full of fast-paced, high-intensity action paired with magic at a level that has not been seen until now, with a cliff-hanger that lets readers know that the game is not over and has only just begun."– The San Francisco Book Review
"The Witch Who Came in from the Cold is a chilly evocation of a different kind of Cold War."– Charles Stross, author of the Laundry Files series
“Take a double shot of Le Carré, a dash of Deighton, a twist of Quiller, a splash of Al Stewart’s “The Year of the Cat,” throw in a jigger full of elemental magic, mix well … and voilà! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold.”– Victor Milán, author of The Dinosaur Lords
"The occult love child of John le Carre and The Sandbaggers."– Marie Brennan, author of A Natural History of Dragons
"The diabolical secret weapon of serialized storytelling is that each bit just whets your appetite for more. When can I have the next one?"– Marie Brennan, author of A Natural History of Dragons
Location: Prague. Time: 1970. Two things this city was lousy with: spies and witches.
"As soon as I saw that, I was instantly hooked, and the pilot jacked the intrigue to the max. Two female Soviet spy witches, an American spy with something weird drilling magical holes in his head, and a world of secrets within secrets in a locale where old-world myth and the Cold War face off, pedal to the metal . . . it’s awesome. Or as we said in 1970, Far out. "– Sherwood Smith, author of Crown Duel
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“Sheer enormous fun!”– Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling Temeraire series
About the Authors
Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia, drank almond milk with monks on Wudang Shan, and wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat. Max is also the author of the Craft Sequence of books about undead gods and skeletal law wizards—Full Fathom Five, Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and Last First Snow. He is also the showrunner and one of the contributing authors on Serial Box’s first project, Bookburners. Max fools everyone by actually writing novels in the coffee shops of Davis Square in Somerville, MA. His dreams are much nicer than you’d expect. He tweets as @MaxGladstone.
Cassandra Rose Clarke is the author of Our Lady of the Ice. She grew up in south Texas and currently lives in a suburb of Houston, where she writes and teaches composition at a local college. Cassandra’s first adult novel, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, was a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award, and her YA novel, The Assassin’s Curse, was nominated for YALSA’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Daily Science Fiction. Visit her at CassandraRoseClarke.com.BECOME A FAN
Ian Tregillis is the son of a bearded mountebank and a discredited tarot card reader. He is the author of the Milkweed Triptych, Something More than Night, and the Alchemy Wars trilogy. His most current novel is The Rising (Alchemy Wars #2). His short fiction has appeared at numerous venues including Tor.com, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Popular Science. He lives in New Mexico, where he consorts with writers, scientists, and other disreputable types.BECOME A FAN