Jane Routley’s Shadow in the Empire of Light, a magical novel of intrigue, mystery, sex and family drama, is out now on eBook! The beautiful paperback will be following in January 2021.

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MAGIC. MURDER. MAYHEM. But keep it in the family.

Shine’s life is usually dull: an orphan without magic in a family of powerful mages, she’s left to run the family estate with only an eccentric aunt and telepathic cat for company.

But when the family descend on the house for the annual Fertility Festival, Shine is plunged into dark intrigue; stolen letters, a fugitive spy, and family drama mix with murder, sex and secrets, and Shine is forced to decide both her loyalties and future…

“Routley’s whimsical tone lends a dark comic quality to this intricate fantasy, the outlandish characters, and captivating worldbuilding.” — Publishers Weekly