AUTHOR: Seth Dickinson
SERIES: The Masquerade, Book #2
PUBLISHER: Tor Books
AWARDS: Locus Award Nominee for Fantasy Novel (2019)
The Monster Baru Cormorant
The Masquerade, Book #2
by Seth Dickinson
Her world was shattered by the Empire of Masks.
For the power to shatter the Masquerade,
She betrayed everyone she loved.
The traitor Baru Cormorant is now the cryptarch Agonist–a secret lord of the empire she’s vowed to destroy.Hunted by a mutinous admiral, haunted by the wound which has split her mind in two, Baru leads her dearest foes on an expedition for the secret of immortality. It’s her chance to trigger a war that will consume the Masquerade.
But Baru’s heart is broken, and she fears she can no longer tell justice from revenge…or her own desires from the will of the man who remade her.
A main character (Baru) is attracted to multiple genders, as are are many secondary characters. In the main character’s culture multiple attraction and polyamory is the norm.