|ISBN 9781927400692 $27.99
eISBN 9781927400708 $9.99
The second novel The Tattooed Seer, in Susan MacGregor’s dynamite historical fantasy series, The Tattooed Witch, is now available for pre-order in both print and digital formats.
The story takes up with Miriam Medina as she flees across Esbaña for a port to the New World. Miriam finds being the matriarch of her people, the magical Diaphani, almost as difficult as being hunted by the Inquisition. Her deepening relationship with Joachín, patriarch and thief, is marred by the sudden return of Alonso, her ghostly lover, whom she thought lost forever.
In this alternate historical epic, Miriam’s world expands to the larger realms of Esbaña, the Papacy, and Inglais, where one spy in particular seeks tattoo magic to set a new queen upon the throne. Grand Inquisitor Tomás and other old rivals seek their vengeance against Miriam, while new ones fight to usurp her place. As she broadens her understanding of magical power, Miriam learns what it is to lead, to love, to forgive, and to change, for change she must, if she and her Tribe are to reach the New World.
Susan MacGregor has been an editor with On Spec magazine for over twenty years. She edited the anthologies Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (Edge Books) and Divine Realms (Ravenstone Press). Her short fiction has appeared in a number of periodicals and anthologies. Her first book in this trilogy, The Tattooed Witch, has been short-listed for an Aurora Award through the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.
Susan’s blog, Suzenyms, also nominated for an Aurora award and which deals with writing and editing topics, can be found at http://suzenyms.blogspot.ca.