By Jane Lindskold
Middle-aged Mira Fenn understands she has an uncomfortably unique prior. As a small woman, she lived in a ornate previous condo in tiny Las Vegas, New Mexico, tended by way of oddly silent servant girls and governed via her coldly flamboyant mom Colette. whilst Mira was once 9, Colette went on one among her unexplained journeys, in basic terms this time she by no means returned.
Placed with foster mom and dad, Mira was once raised in Ohio, general retailer for her ardour for colour. On gaining maturity, she realized that she nonetheless owned the recent Mexico condominium. She additionally discovered that, as a situation of being allowed to undertake her, Mira's foster mom and dad had agreed to alter their identify, circulation to a different kingdom, and not ask why.
Years later, facing kin papers after the deaths of her aged foster mom and dad, Mira unearths files that pique her interest approximately her vanished mom and the explanations in the back of her unusual youth and adoption.
Travelling again to New Mexico, she unearths the home is and isn't as she recalls it. inside of, it's a lot an identical. outdoors, it's been painted in innumerable colours. As Mira keeps to enquire her mother's lifestyles, occasions take stranger and stranger turns. The silent ladies reappear. whilst Mira starts off to suspect the ability to which she could be inheritor, the home itself seems to be waking up…
Shot via with magic and the ambience of the Southwest, this singular delusion novel has the entire storytelling energy of Jane Lindskold's extremely popular Firekeeper sequence.
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