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Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic―known here as glamour―is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven.
After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute.
Jane and Vincent are helped by a kind local they meet en route, but Vincent is determined to become self-reliant and get their money back, and hatches a plan to do so. But when so many things are not what they seem, even the best laid plans conceal a few pitfalls. The ensuing adventure is a combination of the best parts of magical fantasy and heist novels, set against a glorious Regency backdrop.
About the Author:
MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL was the 2008 recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo winner for her story "For Want of a Nail." Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov's, and several Year's Best anthologies. She also writes the Glamourist History series, which began with Shades of Milk and Honey. A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and many manual typewriters.
Title: Valour and Vanity (Glamourist Histories)
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description NY, Tor, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Printing, SIGNED BY MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # SF1496
Book Description Tor Books, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. This 1st edition book is signed by the author on the title page, it is in great condition and looks almost as new. The dust Jacket has faint shelf wear around the edges, otherwise it is in great condition and is now in a protective mylar cover. First EditionSigned by Author. Seller Inventory # 901232