Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Mask of Shadows series.


The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge.

As one of the Queen's elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen and that the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father.

But there's something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can't be forgotten.

About the Author

A wayward biologist from Arkansas, Linsey previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there’s coffee. She is the author of the Mask of Shadows duology, Belle Revolte, and What We Devour. Visit her online at

Praise For…

"Praise for Mask of Shadows: "An intriguing world and a fantastically compelling main character make for a can't-miss debut. Miller's Mask of Shadows will make you glad you're not an assassin—and even gladder Sal is."—Kiersten White, New York Times bestelling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise" — Kiersten White, New York Times bestelling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise

"Praise for Mask of Shadows: Compelling and relatable characters, a fascinating world with dangerous magic, and a dash of political intrigue: Mask of Shadows completely delivered. Fantasy fans will love this book." — Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane

"Praise for Mask of Shadows: Miller’s gritty, lightning-paced debut features a rough-and-tumble yet movingly vulnerable protagonist: Sal is uncompromising in their convictions, and doesn’t hesitate to kill when necessary but wishes to be more than just a weapon of vengeance. A complex but intriguing start to this planned duology." — Publishers Weekly

"Praise for Mask of Shadows: This is a memorable, sharply written character. While readers who identify on the GLBTQ spectrum may be easy fans as Miller handles Sal’s identity with aplomb, that’s certainly not the only point of note here; the impressive, intricate world building, tense action, and fierce competitors are equally strong." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"Praise for Mask of Shadows: Gory, well-plotted, suspenseful on every page, and poised for the sequel." — Kirkus Reviews

"Praise for Mask of Shadows: This fantasy’s gender-fluid protagonist, Sal Leon, makes Miller’s book worth picking up for diversity’s sake alone. Her treatment of the gender issue is most notable in that it isn’t really an issue… Violent and action-packed, this offering by first-time novelist Miller will circulate." — School Library Journal

"Sal’s strong-willed personality and rich emotions create a protagonist who continues to shine" — Booklist

"Sal is intriguing and their genderfluidity adds depth to their personality. The narrative deals with issues of mystery, self-identity, and revenge. The ending provides a sense of closure, while leaving the door ajar for further adventures." — VOYA Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492647522
ISBN-10: 1492647527
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 28th, 2018
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Mask of Shadows