Image of The Mirador


Image of The Mirador

The third book in Monette's startlingly original series picks up where the
second left off. As usual, Felix and Mildmay are fascinating characters -- their points of view are distinct and compelling. The plot, while a bit confusing, is well-constructed, and the shape of the story is complete while leaving a number of tantalizing ends dangling for the next book.

Felix and his half-brother Mildmay have returned to Melusine and residence in the Mirador. Also in residence is the mysterious Mehitabel Parr, a sometimes-lover of Mildmay and a spy for the Bastion, a rival school of wizardry that wants to destroy the Mirador and all it stands for.

Mildmay and Felix find they're caught up in a maelstrom of political intrigue -- one that will change their lives forever. (Ace, Aug., 432 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs