A Nocturne in Red
Court Ellyn, author
Sanjen Laurelius, a lute-wielding bard, is a rising star. He’s also wanted by the emperor. When he calls upon his special brand of song-magic to fight off a rampaging harpy, he finds himself the object of unwanted attention: a powerful officer in the emperor’s service hires Sanjen to find the cure for a curse that has transformed a favored concubine into a blood-thirsty monster. But Sanjen’s past is catching up with him. He must find a way to save the victim of the curse before his employer discovers his true identity—and returns him to the emperor in chains.