By Jane Lindskold
Middle-aged Mira Fenn is familiar with she has an uncomfortably unique prior. As a small lady, she lived in a ornate outdated condo in tiny Las Vegas, New Mexico, tended via oddly silent servant ladies and governed via her coldly flamboyant mom Colette. whilst Mira was once 9, Colette went on one in all her unexplained journeys, purely this time she by no means returned.
Placed with foster mom and dad, Mira used to be raised in Ohio, general keep for her ardour for colour. On gaining maturity, she realized that she nonetheless owned the recent Mexico condo. She additionally discovered that, as a of being allowed to undertake her, Mira's foster mom and dad had agreed to alter their identify, stream to a different kingdom, and not ask why.
Years later, facing relatives papers after the deaths of her aged foster mom and dad, Mira unearths records that pique her interest approximately her vanished mom and the explanations in the back of her unusual adolescence and adoption.
Travelling again to New Mexico, she reveals the home is and isn't as she recalls it. inside of, it's a lot an identical. open air, it's been painted in innumerable colours. As Mira keeps to enquire her mother's lifestyles, occasions take stranger and stranger turns. The silent ladies reappear. whilst Mira starts to suspect the facility to which she can be inheritor, the home itself seems to be waking up…
Shot via with magic and the ambience of the Southwest, this singular fable novel has the entire storytelling power of Jane Lindskold's extremely popular Firekeeper sequence.