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The Ballad of Perilous Graves

Alex Jennings

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A vibrant and imaginative debut contemporary fantasy set in a fantastical version of New Orleans where music is magic; perfect for readers of N. K. Jemisin and P. Djeli Clark

In a fantastical version of New Orleans where music is magic, a battle for the city's soul brews between two young mages, a vengeful wraith and a powerful song.

Nola is a city of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away and Wise Women keep the order. Where songs walk, talk and keep the spirit of the city alive. To those from Away, Nola might seem strange. To failed magician, Perilous Graves, it's simply home. Then the rhythm stutters.

Nine songs of power have escaped from the magical piano that maintains the city's beat, and without them, Nola will fail. Unexpectedly, Perry and his sister, Brendy, are tasked with saving the city. But a storm is brewing and even if they capture the songs, Nola's time might be coming to an end.

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