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 previous apartment in tiny Las Vegas, New Mexico, tended through oddly silent servant girls and governed by way of her coldly flamboyant mom Colette. while Mira was once 9, Colette went on one in every of her unexplained journeys, merely this time she by no means returned.
Placed with foster mom and dad, Mira was once raised in Ohio, general store for her ardour for colour. On gaining maturity, she discovered that she nonetheless owned the hot Mexico condominium. 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 nation, and not ask why.
Years later, facing relatives papers after the deaths of her aged foster mom and dad, Mira reveals files that pique her interest approximately her vanished mom and the explanations at the back of her unusual early life and adoption.
Travelling again to New Mexico, she unearths the home is and is not as she recalls it. inside of, it truly is a lot an identical. outdoors, it has been painted in innumerable shades. As Mira keeps to enquire her mother's lifestyles, occasions take stranger and stranger turns. The silent girls reappear. while Mira starts to suspect the ability to which she should 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 highly regarded Firekeeper series.