Court of Shadows (House of Furies #2)

Court of Shadows (House of Furies #2)

Madeleine Roux

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Paperback | 448 pages

The chilling second book in bestselling author Madeleine Roux’s horror series that follows Louisa Ditton, a girl who finds employment as a maid at a boardinghouse in northern England, where the owner executes his own brand of dark justice.

Louisa Ditton has settled into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House. But after the gruesome events of last autumn, she has not yet settled into what that means for her humanity. Do her changeling powers make her a monster like her employer, the devilish Mr. Morningside, or did her last act of heroism redeem her?

As Louisa struggles with these weighty questions, Mr. Morningside plans a fete—one that will bring all manner of new guests to Coldthistle House, from wicked humans to Upworlders, angelic beings who look askance at Mr. Morningside’s monstrous staff and who are prepared to deliver their own brand of self-righteous justice. To make matters worse, a man claiming to be Louisa’s birth father makes a surprise visit. Though what his true motive is, Louisa cannot tell. The conflicts will come to a head on the grounds of Coldthistle House—and the stakes include Louisa’s very soul. In this second book of Madeleine Roux’s expansive gothic horror series, photographs and illustrations help bring to life a world where some saints are simply glorified sinners.