A poet with promise and little else, young Will Shakespeare is having a harder time of it in London than he thought he would. Though his contact with the world of faerie has left him with poetry in his blood – and the urgent need to express it – he is overshadowed by the favorite of Elizabeth I: Christopher Marlowe. But Will and his rival have more in common than they think.
They can both trace their creative spark back to the world of faerie, back to the same bed-and now Lady Silver, who loves them both still, has come to London. She has come to track down a creature of supernatural might and vaulting ambition. It wants nothing less than to take control of both worlds.
With the same blend of romance and magic that made Ill Met by Moonlight "a delightful fantastic speculation" (Booklist), Sarah Hoyt offers a new novel about the greatest playwright of all time – and the passions that inspired him.
Sarah A. Hoyt is an author who also writes under the names Sarah D'Almeida and Elise Hyatt.
Hoyt writes fiction in various genres. Most notably, the first book in her Shakespearean fantasy series Ill Met by Moonlight, was a finalist for the 2002 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (which was instead won by Lois McMaster Bujold).
Her Musketeer's series begins with Death of a Musketeer, a Mystery Book Club selection and includes three other titles from Berkley Prime Crime.
Her favourite genre, however, remains science fiction and fantasy, and Hoyt is a prolific writer with dozens of short stories published. Her shapeshifter series include Draw One in the Dark and Gentleman Takes a Chance, urban fantasy adventures, from Baen