The Mirador

By Sarah Monette

The speeding wizard Felix Harrowgate has reclaimed his sanity, magic, and place in society. yet whilst he returns to his former position within the Mirador-the fortress of strength and wizardry-there are many that hope his finish. Mildmay the Fox is an ex-assassin, a cat-burglar, and Felix's half-brother. Tied to Felix via blood and magic, Mildmay is going the place Felix goes-even into the Mirador. There, Mildmay unearths himself interested in an beautiful undercover agent of the Bastion, a rival institution of wizards.

The Bastion wishes exceptionally else to convey down the Mirador, and Felix is the foremost to its destruction. yet Mildmay can't allow Felix stand on my own, and should struggle to save lots of either his brother and his urban from yes ruin.

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