The House of Shattered Wings
de Bodard, Aliette
Multi-award winning author Aliette de Bodard, brings her story of the War in Heaven to Paris, igniting the City of Light in a fantasy of divine power and deep conspiracyï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ In the late twentieth century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins, the aftermath of a Great War between arcane powers. Those that survived the carnage still retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over Franceï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s once grand capital. Once the most powerful and formidable, House Silverspires now lies in disarray. Within its walls, three very different people must come together; a naive but powerful Fallen angel; an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction; and a resentful young man wielding spells of unknown origin. They may be Silverspiresï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ salvationï¿½ï¿½ï¿½or the architects of its last, irreversible fall. And if Silverspires falls, so may the city itself.