Russian-inspired epic of magical revolution & romance
“A sweeping epic of romance, revolution, elegant strangeness, and elemental magic.” --- Jason Heller
Empire. Revolution. Magic.
Gerrit is the son of Bourshkanya’s Supreme-General. Despite his powerful storm-affinity and the State’s best training, he can’t control his magic. To escape the brutal consequences, he flees.
Celka is a travelling circus performer, hiding both her link to the underground and her storm-affinity from the prying eyes of the secret police. But Gerrit’s arrival threatens to expose everything: her magic, her family, and the people they protect.
The storms have returned, and everything will change.
“Tense, timely, and crackling with urgent energy. I guarantee that by the end of the book, you will be looking for your own resistance to join... or to start.” -- Premee Mohamed
"Lee's debut is a dazzling – and timely – high-wire act." -- Ian Tregillis author of the Alchemy Wars Trilogy
"An electrifying debut (pardon the pun) that infuses magical resistance with a Russian flair." -- Lightspeed Magazine
"Focused and honed as a lightning strike, beautifully balanced and directed." -- Seanan McGuire
Corry L. Lee has a PhD in physics from Harvard University and works as a data scientist at a major tech company. She attended the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and her short story "Shutdown" won the Writers of the Future contest in 2011 (Vol 28). When not writing or thinking about data, Corry loves doing yoga, listening to French audiobooks to keep ahead of her 4-year-old's French, exploring the zoo, hiking, and attending the theatre. She lives in Seattle, Washington, and is starting to accept rainy days.