When Cat and her friends put an end to the sinister Game of Triumphs, they thought they could simply collect their prizes and walk away. But in their haste to take down the old game-masters, they unwittingly created a monster. Before the dust has settled in Mercury Square, the self-proclaimed Master of Misrule asserts his dominion over the Arcanum and Cat's own world, engineering a sadistic lottery that will unleash the power of the Game onto an unsuspecting London. Misrule's agenda of chaos threatens life as they know it, gambling away free will for fickle fortune and shaking society to its very foundations. His power grows quickly to proportions no one could ever have imagined and it all comes down to one final play. Cat, Flora, Blaine, and Toby must go back into the Arcanum and take fate into their own hands. This time they have everything to lose.
This spine-tingling follow-up to Powell's "The Game of Triumphs" is every bit as thrilling and complex as the first book, with higher stakes and even a hint of romance added to the mix.
About the Author
LAURA POWELL studied classics before embarking on a career in publishing. She now writes full-time. "From the Hardcover edition."
VOYA, June 2012
"This fast-paced novel mixes fantasy and reality in an intricately described setting. . . . Packed with mystery, action, and even a hint of romance, The Master of Misrule will appeal to fans of role-playing games or anyone seeking an adventurous read."
Kirkus Reviews, May 2012
"Thriller, magic, mystery, love and betrayal: in the cards and in these pages."