Mask of Shadows

Title

Mask of Shadows

Authors

Linsey Miller

Publisher

Sourcebooks Fire

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781492647492

Pages

345 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class, and to the nobles who destroyed their home. When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand -- the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears -- Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL690L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Androgyny; Gay/Lesbian; Gender nonconformity; gender fluid; gender variance; queer

Main Character

female teenager

Keywords

kingdom; Queen; violence; assassin; love; war; death; battle

Diversity Impact

indirect

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