Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now lives in Wales with her husband and two sons, surrounded by mountains, castles and coffee shops. She is the author of the tween fantasy trilogy, Kat, Incorrigible and the forthcoming historical fantasy adult title, Masks and Shadows.
"I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin. I made it almost to the end of my front garden . . But that's not going to stop Kat Stephenson when there are highwaymen to foil, sinister aristocrats to defeat . . .
Carlo Morelli, a castrato, visits the Eszterhaza Palace and meets up with Charlotte von Steinbeck, the sister of Prince Nikolaus's mistress, as they join forces in uncovering a plot to assassinate the Hapsburg Emperor and Empress.
When a scandalous accusation threatens her second sister's prospects and forces the family to hide from gossip and secure a suitable engagement in Bath, Kat is unexpectedly cast out of the Order of Guardians, raising questions about Lord Ravenscroft and forcing her to test the boundaries of her magic. Reprint.
In the midst of preparations for her sister, Angeline's, wedding and her own upcoming test for full membership in the Order of Guardians, 13-year-old Kat must work with Lady Fotherington to seek some missing portals.
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