Monday, 1 September 2014

Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Author WebsiteReviews

Noctis Magicae

The Midnight Queen (Forthcoming from Ace, September 2014)
Midnight’s Daughters #2 (Under contract to Ace!)
Midnight’s Daughters #3 (Under contract to Ace!)



Praise for Midnight’s Daughters

The Midnight Queen

“In THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN, Izzo Hunter pulls from a multitude of mystical tales and myths to create her own magical version of Britain that is both innovative and intriguing. The plot is creative and suspenseful — and never predictable. Your affection for the dynamic heroes will only grow as Hunter’s characters face challenge after unexpected challenge. The MIDNIGHT QUEEN is a novel that readers will be unable to put down.”

Romantic Times

“Hunter pulls off the affected and mannered speech very well, both in dialogue and narrative…Sylvia Izzo Hunter has crafted an impressive debut novel and begun a provocative series.”

SFF World

“The book’s charm lies in its complex setting and plot…[Hunter has] created an alternate world where everything seems familiar, but has been tweaked just enough to create a truly fantastical background…This was MY sort of book and I really can’t praise it enough.”

The Adventures of Cecilia Bedilia

“his novel should appeal to those who like their fantasy grounded in a world based on hard fact but definitely carrying that touch of the fantastic…he Midnight Queen delivers enough action and intrigue that it should be a hit with readers.”

Owlcat Mountain

“The world felt very realistic with a current of magic running throughout. It is a setting that I really take to. I love imagining our world (or historical London) as a magical place with wizards and spells and intrigue around every corner…The Midnight Queen is an interesting story and will be great for readers of historical and fantasy lovers a like.”

Book Briefs

“Hunter does a splendid job of confounding my expectations [and] …The Midnight Queen keeps taking fresh turns. A fresh and inventive historical novel…I can’t wait to see what Sylvia Izzo Hunter does next.”

—Marie Brennan
Author of A Natural History of Dragons

“[THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN is] elegantly written, fast-paced and highly original – a stunning story of magic, scholarship, and true love. Sylvia Izzo Hunter brings both rural Brittany and an alternative Regency England to vivid life. A remarkably assured debut.”

– Juliet Marillier
National Bestselling Author of the Sevenwaters Novels