Rachel E. Twiss
Rachel E. Twiss, author of the fantasy novels Fenn and Echo Cross, was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has a BA in English from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and an MA in Victorian Studies from the University of Leicester. While doing her undergraduate work Rachel spent time in Dingle, Ireland she fell in love more than ever with far away islands and fairytale worlds. Her love of Ireland has colored her writing ever since.
Rose’s life has always been planned out: she was to marry Duke Ferdinand of Onlicres, second in line to the rightful throne of Fenn, and be ready to live as happily ever after as she can in the middle of a war against the Queen of Leasung.
But Rose’s fairy tale collapses when her sister falls gravely ill. To find a cure Rose is sent to Mystra University, a well-known bastion for magic users. While at the University Rose becomes friends with Estella, a cynical young socialite who was widowed at seventeen and Kay, a quiet, bashful young man who has been cursed by the Queen.
Kay and Rose quickly become close, but when Kay is kidnapped and sent back to Leasung it is up to Rose, Estella, and their small group of friends to brave the war and save Kay before it’s too late.
All old cities have their secrets.
Early morning, August 1882. Inspector Aloysius Allaway is awoken and brought into the investigation of a strangely dressed young woman found in King’s Chapel Graveyard while one hundred and twenty-eight years later rookie Detective Shiloh Amsel finds a mummified human heart.
Two different crimes, connected by Echo Cross, Boston’s most closely kept secret. A hidden neighborhood, refuge of fae and supernatural beings, becomes the center of a conspiracy linking both detectives to a dark world of cults, conspiracy, and curious rifts in time.