Bone and Jewel Creatures
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Bone and Jewel Creatures

by Elizabeth Bear
Release date: April 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

A novella. Cover art by Maurizio Manzieri.

World Fantasy Award nominee 2011, Locus Award nominee 2011.

Dark magic is afoot in the City of Jackals...

Eighty years Bijou the Artificer has been a Wizard of Messaline, building her servants from precious scraps, living with the memory of a great love that betrayed her. She is ready to rest.

But now her former apprentice, Brazen the Enchanter, has brought her a speechless feral child poisoned by a sorcerous infection. Now, Messaline is swept by a mysterious plague. Now the seeping corpses of the dead stalk the streets.

Now, finally, Bijou's old nemesis – Bijou's old love – Kaulas the Necromancer is unleashing a reeking half-death on Bijou's people. And only Bijou and her creatures wrought of bone and jewels can save the City of Jackals from his final revenge.

updated 2016-08-25

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