Mad science, friendship and betrayal, Black Sand, politics: the Artifice Academy is a hard place: every moment a lesson, every lesson a trap. Inga dares to hope, walking a tightrope of isolation between failure and madness.
"Young adult? Not sure, but this adult loves it."
The Artifice Academy is a crucible of difficulty and isolation, where children are forged into greatness or shattered into madness and failure and are cast aside. Inga and her friends return in this tale of struggle and cunning. The masters move them about like playthings, but Ebberis has other plans....
"A worthy sequel!"