Author: Shannon Page & Jay Lake
Editor: Jak Koke & Alana Joli Abbott
Cover Illustraton & Design: Jeremy D. Mohler
Interior Design: Mikael Brodu
Formats Available: Trade Paperback · PDF/Epub/Mobi
about the book
Set in the lush and dangerous world of Jay Lake’s Green, Our Lady of the Islands is a vibrant, enchanting tale of political intrigue and divine mystery.
“…a celebration of female friendship and cooperation. Page has done a phenomenal job of completing Lake’s work after his death, honoring his contributions and vision while giving the novel an emotionally authentic, coherent voice.”
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Our Lady, heal us …”
Sian Katte is a successful middle-aged businesswoman in the tropical island nation of Alizar. Her life seems comfortable and well-arranged…until a violent encounter one evening leaves her with an unwanted magical power.
Arian des Chances is the wife of Alizar’s ruler, with vast wealth and political influence. Yet for all her resources, she can only watch helplessly as her son draws nearer to death.
When crisis thrusts these two women together, they learn some surprising truths: about themselves, their loved ones, and Alizar itself. Because beneath a seemingly calm facade, Alizar’s people – and a dead god – are stirring…
“A powerful, thoughtful tale that stays with you long after you turn the final page.”
– Jim C. Hines, Hugo-winning author of Libriomancer
“Page and Lake’s voices blend perfectly, with her eye for character and his eye for setting.”
– Ken Scholes, author of the Psalms of Isaak saga
“A gorgeous tale of courage and friendship, with appealing characters and an epic sweep.”
– Tina Connolly, author of Ironskin
Books include The Queen and The Tower and A Sword in The Sun, the first two books in The Nightcraft Quartet; novel Eel River; story collection Eastlick and Other Stories; personal essay collection I Was a Trophy Wife; Orcas Intrigue, Orcas Intruder, and Orcas Investigation, the first three books in the cozy mystery series The Chameleon Chronicles, in collaboration with Karen G. Berry under the pen name Laura Gayle; and Our Lady of the Islands, co-written with the late Jay Lake. Our Lady received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014, and was a finalist for the Endeavour Award. Forthcoming books include Nightcraft books three and four; a sequel to Our Lady; and more Orcas mysteries. Edited books include the anthology Witches, Stitches & Bitches and the essay collection The Usual Path to Publication.
Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos (but she did recently get a television), and lives on lovely, remote Orcas Island, Washington, with her husband, author and illustrator Mark Ferrari. Visit her at www.shannonpage.net.