By Jane Lindskold
Middle-aged Mira Fenn understands she has an uncomfortably unique previous. As a small woman, she lived in a ornate previous apartment in tiny Las Vegas, New Mexico, tended by means of oddly silent servant ladies and governed via her coldly flamboyant mom Colette. whilst Mira was once 9, Colette went on considered one of her unexplained journeys, merely this time she by no means returned.
Placed with foster mom and dad, Mira was once raised in Ohio, basic store for her ardour for colour. On gaining maturity, she discovered that she nonetheless owned the hot Mexico condo. She additionally realized that, as a of being allowed to undertake her, Mira's foster mom and dad had agreed to alter their identify, flow to a different nation, and not ask why.
Years later, dealing with family members papers after the deaths of her aged foster mom and dad, Mira reveals files that pique her interest approximately her vanished mom and the explanations at the back of her unusual youth and adoption.
Travelling again to New Mexico, she unearths the home is and is not as she recalls it. inside of, it really is a lot an identical. outdoor, it has been painted in innumerable shades. As Mira keeps to enquire her mother's lifestyles, occasions take stranger and stranger turns. The silent girls reappear. whilst Mira starts off to suspect the facility to which she might be inheritor, the home itself seems to be waking up...
Shot via with magic and the ambience of the Southwest, this singular fable novel has the entire storytelling energy of Jane Lindskold's extremely popular Firekeeper series.