BVC Announces In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan

In Ashes Lie Onyx Court 2 by Marie Brennan ABOVE It is the seventeenth century. For twenty years, the City of London has been torn apart: by war, by plague, by fire. BELOW The Onyx Court is London’s faerie shadow. … Continue reading

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TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING, and the Enchantment of Narrative Digression

                    I was recently rereading Maria Edgeworth’s two famous Irish novels, Castle Rackrent,  and The Absentee. Castle Rackrent was her first novel, and her shortest—and some consider it her best. The … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Hunter Nesbitt Spence’s smoky egg dip

That same Glorious Fourth we sat in his back yard while he grilled an appetizer of jumbo shrimp, marinated in garlic and melted butter, to be dipped while still piping hot into fresh homemade guacamole. Then, when we had all stuffed ourselves on shrimp and guacamole, we went in the house to a full Fourth of July chicken divan dinner, complete with homemade baking powder biscuits, gravy, two kinds of potatoes, candied yams, three veg, two cakes, all the likker you could drink of course because this was Hunter’s house, and the aforementioned patriotic, rocket-shaped congealed salad.

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BVC Announces Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

ABOVE

The year is 1590. The City of London flourishes, the most brilliant jewel in the crown of Elizabeth I, Gloriana, the Virgin Queen.

BELOW

The Onyx Court is London’s faerie shadow. Ruled by Invidiana, its heartless queen, it reflects and distorts the glory of the mortal court.

BETWEEN

Years ago, Elizabeth forged a pact with her faerie counterpart to secure both of their thrones. Now that alliance is in danger. Michael Deven, a rising star in Elizabeth’s court, seeks the “hidden player” who has influenced mortal politics for so long. Lady Lune, a faerie out of favour, must infiltrate the mortal world to protect her vicious queen. Together this pair will uncover the secret of Invidiana’s power — a secret that has the potential to shatter both realms

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