Antuniet Chazillen lost everything the night her brother was executed. In exile, she swore that treason would not be the final chapter of the Chazillen legacy in Alpennia’s history. A long- hidden book of alchemical secrets provides the first hope of success, but her return to the capital is haunted by an enemy who wants those secrets for himself.
Jeanne, Vicomtesse de Cherdillac is bored. The Rotenek season is flat, her latest lover has grown tediously jealous and her usual crowd of friends fails to amuse. When Antuniet turns up on her doorstep seeking patronage for her alchemy experiments, what begins as amusement turns to interest, then something deeper. But Antuniet’s work draws danger that threatens even the crown of Alpennia.
The alchemy of precious gems throws two women into a crucible of adversity, but it is the alchemy of the human heart that transforms them both in this breathtaking follow-up to the widely acclaimed Daughter of Mystery.
A Novel of Alpennia Book 2.
GCLS Goldie Awards
The Mystic Marriage — Finalist, Lesbian Science Fiction/Fantasy.
Gaylactic Spectrum Award
The Mystic Marriagefinalist for the Gaylactic Spectrum Best Novel award in 2016.
The Lesbian Review
Heather Rose Jones is a superior author. Any lovers of fantasy must give the Alpennia novels a chance. And if you are not a fan of fantasy but you like period dramas then this will work for you as well.
Praise for Heather Rose Jone and her Alpennia Series!
Tor.com — Daughter of Mystery - Top Book of 2014 Reviewer's Pick!
Where do I sign up for MORE OF THIS SORT OF THING..? - Liz Bourke
...When Heather Rose Jones begins - nearly imperceptibly - to bend reality it took me a minute or two to realize that she now had led the reader into the realm of fantasy. Well done! Brava! - Curve Magazine
Jones has done a wonderful job in creating the world of Alpennia. - Lambda Literary Review
Well built world is populated with a wonderful cast of believable characters. - C Spot Reviews
Heather Rose Jones writes masterfully. Her style is at the same time beautiful and easy to read, delightful and commanding of attention... - The Lesbrary