Queen of the Deep (Paperback)
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On the streets of New York, Jane Gray meets an intriguing man who claims to be the impossible: an imaginary playmate from her childhood: Prince Starling. Determined to know the truth, Jane tracks him into another realm. This is the world of the Palazzo, a magical ship which is both a colossal steam vessel and a Renaissance kingdom. Ruling over its denizens--both human and otherwise--is an exotic and dangerous queen. Jane must find her way home, but the path is hopelessly lost. Promising romance, the enigmatic Prince Starling and big-hearted crime lord Niccolo vie for Jane's heart. But she has her eye on the pilot house. Who--or what--guides the Palazzo, and what is the urgent secret of its endless voyage? As a shocking destination looms into view, Jane must choose both a lover and a ship's course, one that may avoid the end of all things.
About the Author
Kay Kenyon is the author of the fantasies Queen of the Deep and A Thousand Perfect Things. Her science fiction includes the acclaimed quartet, "The Entire and The Rose," and coming soon, reissues of The Seeds of Time, Rift, Maximum Ice, The Braided World and Tropic of Creation. Her work has been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick and the John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, the Endeavour Award, and twice for the American Library Association Reading List awards. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Solaris Rising 2, The Year's Best SF, and Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF. She is a founding member of the Write on the River organization in Wenatchee, Washington. Connect with her at www.kaykenyon.com.
"Fascinatingly conceived, brilliantly handled." --Mike Resnick
"Romantic, theatrical, magical--and full of dangerous secrets." --Sharon Shinn