For two years, Oriana Paredes has been a spy among the social elite of the Golden City, reporting back to her people, the sereia, sea folk banned from the city's shores. When her only confidante is murdered, Oriana's quest for vengeance finds her crossing paths with Duilio Ferreira, a police consultant who has been investigating the disappearance of a string of servants from the city's wealthiest homes. Duilio also has a secret: He is a seer and his gifts have led him to Oriana. Together they must expose a twisted plot of dark magic at the heart of the Golden City.
J. Kathleen Cheney is a former teacher and has taught mathematics ranging from seventh grade to calculus, with a brief stint as a gifted and talented specialist. Her short fiction has been published in such venues as Fantasy Magazine and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and her novella -Iron Shoes- was a Nebula Finalist in 2010.