Liar's Moon by Elizabeth C BunceLiar's Moon by Elizabeth C Bunce

Liar's Moon

byElizabeth C Bunce

Hardcover | November 1, 2011

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Prisons, poisons, and passions combine in a gorgeously written fantasy noir.

As a pickpocket, Digger expects to spend a night in jail every now and then. But she doesn't expect to find Lord Durrel Decath there as well-or to hear he's soon to be executed for killing his wife.

Durrel once saved Digger's life, and when she goes free, she decides to use her skills as a thief, forger, and spy to return the favor. But each new clue only opens up more mysteries. While Durrel's marriage was one of convenience, his behavior has been more impulsive than innocent. His late wife had an illegal business on the wrong side of the civil war raging just outside the city gates. Digger keeps finding forbidden magic in places it has no reason to be.

And it doesn't help that she may be falling in love with a murderer...

Elizabeth C. Bunce's first novel, A Curse Dark as Gold, won the ALA's William C. Morris Award for a YA debut. Elizabeth cuts, sews, and embroiders both cloth and stories at her home near Kansas City, Missouri.
Title:Liar's MoonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.55 × 5.8 × 1.14 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545136083

ISBN - 13:9780545136082

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a shame that this series was cancelled It had a beautiful plot, conflicting characters and a great twist at the end.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I got this book out of my local library and read it with a day or so, I enjoyed the series so much that I will be buying the ebooks to add to my personal library as soon as I am able. The only thing that irked me slightly was the cliffhanger ending and the fact that I don't have a publication date for a third book!
Date published: 2012-05-29

Read from the Book

From Liar's MoonAs I crossed back through the empty court, something that wasn't moonlight flashed in the corner of my vision. Swearing silently, I spun slowly back around, my eyes pressed closed until the last moment. But I hadn't imagined it. There by an arched doorway, in a streak like the mark left on the floor from heavy furniture, was the faintest glitter of something that should not have been there. I knelt beside it and gingerly dipped my fingers toward the flagstones, tapping just lightly enough that a stream of silvery mist spread out from my touch like the radiating arms of a star, flashing the floor in sparkling light.There was magic at Bal Marse.Of course there was.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a confection of romantic fantasy, light and speedy in the reading and reminiscent in flavor of works by Tamora Pierce or Hilari Bell. . . . A mix of the rambunctious and the refined.â? -- Horn Bookâ??This mystery/fantasy hybrid is intriguing and complex, and the setting is well-imagined. Digger is a scrappy, cynical, morally deficient, yet honorable, thief. Readers who like independent heroines and/or Philip Pullman's â??Sally Lockhart Mysteryâ? series (Knopf) will enjoy this novel.â? -- School Library Journal