Sarah Monette

Synopsis of Melusine

M...lusine-a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption, and destinies lost and found...

Felix Harrowgate is a dashing, highly respected wizard. But the horrors of his past as an abused slave have returned, and threaten to destroy all he has since become.

As a cat burglar, Mildmay the Fox is used to being hunted. But now he has been caught by a wizard. And yet the wizard was looking not for Mildmay, but for Felix Harrowgate...

Thrown together by fate, these unlikely allies will uncover a shocking secret that will link them inexorably together.

Reviews of Melusine


If you don't find degrading sex fascinating, you will struggle to find any reason to bother finish reading the Book. -- Carolyn Frank, SFRevu

Fans of character driven fantasies starring two distinct likable but flawed heroes on personal quests of salvation will want to read Sarah Monette's thrilling tale. -- Harriet Klausner's Review Archive

I wanted to like M...LUSINE more. I really did. But the whole Book ended up being rather unsatisfying for me. -- Sue Burke, Fresh Fiction

M...lusine is a strong debut which suffers only from a lack of resolution so that the reader is left stranded like Mildmay, waiting to see what will happen next. -- Gavin J. Grant, BookPage

It may find a fan base among teenage girls desperate for another Interview with the Vampire, but it will leave most fantasy fans cold. -- Romie Stott, Reflections Edge