Four sorcerers—a former courtesan, a duelist, a metalsmith, and an illiterate youth—hire out their extraordinary talents to Cantagna’s Shadow Lord for missions of intrigue that ungifted spies would find impossible. They call themselves the Chimera.
Kate Heartfield is the author of Armed in Her Fashion and the two Alice Payne novellas. She was nominated for a 2018 Nebula Award in the novella category for Alice Payne Arrives, and in game writing for The Road to Canterbury. She lives in Canada.