Readers may find themselves heralding a new star of fantasy fiction. -- Romantic Times Book Club
From the Inside Flap
Imagine a sudden brilliant flash an artificial orb ignites, filled with peculiar impossible light. . . .
The nature of this light bears no description. It lingers in dreams, inciting an unrequited love for a goddess.
A corrupt city is shaped like a perfect wheel, and is ruled by a sister and brother, Regent and Regentrix, by perverse desires, and by a secret. . . .
A loyal warrior woman swears to serve a mysterious lord.
At the same time, an epic invasion is precipitated by a being of utter darkness, who is the one absolute source of black in a monochrome silver world.
And amid all this, flickers an ancient memory of a phenomenon called Rainbow and of those who had once filled the world with an impossible thing called color. . . .
Lords of Rainbow.
"To read Vera Nazarian's Lords of Rainbow is to be immersed in a dream, wandering through a wondrous, shifting landscape where the sun shines silver and the world is rendered in an infinite palette of subtle grays, filled with glimpses of sublime loveliness and glorious *color*."
Jacqueline Carey, author of KUSHIEL'S DART
"... like all of Vera's stories strange, poignant, and exquisite.... her novel about a world without color strange when what she writes is so colorful."
Marion Zimmer Bradley
"In Lords of Rainbow, a current of liquid prosody carries us deep into the heart of an exotic city and deep into the heart of an extraordinary woman. But every character is a vibrant revelation in this luscious, variegated realm of light and shadow. All emotion rings true in this place, and all truths shine with prismatic complexity. At once brutal and tender, transcendent and visceral, Nazarian's lush fable enthralls."
Terry McGarry, author of ILLUMINATION
"Vera Nazarian's second novel, Lords of Rainbow, is a delight, full of the rich imagery, the humor, lyricism, adventure, insight, and delicious eastern fairy tale flavor that readers first met in Dreams of the Compass Rose. Nazarian gives us a tale wove out of color unpredictable, funny, wise, and always entertaining. She's a talent to watch."
Sherwood Smith, author of CROWN DUEL