Originally envisioned as a trilogy, Seth Dickinson’s The Masquerade—which began with The Traitor Baru Cormorant and continues this fall with The Monster Baru Cormorant—will be getting a fourth novel, completing this critically acclaimed epic fantasy saga.
“Three books weren’t enough for Baru’s ambitions—or for the surprises she had in store for me,” Dickinson reveals. “A fourth book gives her the resources and scale she needs to reach for true world domination… and, harder yet, maybe a chance at real happiness. Of course, it’ll give her enemies more space to work, too.”
The Masquerade is the story of Baru Cormorant, a young queer woman whose island nation is subjugated by the Empire of Masks. To free her people and end the Masquerade’s tyranny, Baru sets herself on a course to be educated by the empire, rise within its ranks, and destroy it from the inside.
“It was intended ...