"Corcoran’s fantasy debut is equal parts thrilling and ridiculous. [...] Readers will look forward to the sequel."

Outcast Shadows

Outcast Shadows is the second book in the Styx Trilogy, following the events of Miscast Spells and preceding Recast Light.


Plot


Airships, experiments, immortal beasts—A maid’s work is never done!

After being betrayed by a goblin they thought was an ally, Bostwick and Emmaline must help Queen Delilah collect the map of Styx, which lies scattered across Ataxia. Aided by a flying machine, they encounter corrupt dictators, clumsy goat girls, immortal beasts, and—most frightening of all—a love potion gone horribly wrong.

Meanwhile, Millicent finds herself in the mysterious, monochromatic city of Chiaroscuro. Sebastian reveals that the city is in danger, and he needs her to cast a spell from her old magic books—a spell that she alone knows. But who wrote those books in the first place, and what do they have to do with Chiaroscuro? To explain, Sebastian shows Millicent visions of life at Melieh’s Academy of Magic hundreds of years ago. As she learns more about the school, Sebastian’s past, and the truth behind the test that barred her from the Academy, she must make a choice that could mean life or death.


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Characters


 The World of Outcast Shadows 

Chiaroscuro
Styx Castle and the Styx Royal Family
Chiaroscurans




The original blue cover