From the author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel is a towering work of fantasy with 1830s Oxford as its center. Robin Swift, orphaned by a cholera outbreak in Canton and brought to England as the ward of the severe Professor Lovell, grapples with the extractive cruelty of the British Empire even as he falls in love with the study of translation and the arcane magic of silver-working. Robin is forced to choose between assisting the underground Hermes Society and its goal of redistributing the wealth of empire and preserving his life and friendships at Oxford. This is a deeply felt and tightly plotted exploration of the interpersonal and global trauma of colonialism that takes its strength from both its true-to-life relationships and the ingenious mechanics of its fantastical elements.
This is the perfect book for those who love historical novels with spells, sexual tension, and tasteful furnishings. It will also tick the boxes for readers who enjoy murder mysteries that happen on seemingly alive family estates. This book is magically queer, luscious, sexy, and absolutely wonderful.
Cancel your plans and get cozy--this book won’t let you go. Filled with family drama, martial-arts magic, crime, and politics,Jade City is set in a world where jade confers great strength and power on those who can wield it. At the center of this expertly crafted and wild ride of a story, is a family steeped in tragedy and the contest between the No Peak and the Mountain clans. Peace is ready to snap any minute,and the Kauls have painful choices to make in a city that seems intent on swallowing them whole.