Jasmyn (Gollancz S.F.)
by Alex Bell
Gollancz Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575080287
Date: 18 June 2009 List Price £18.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: I rather liked Alex Bell's début novel The Ninth Circle when I read and reviewed it last year. Now Gollancz are releasing her (unrelated0 follow up novel - due out in June.
"One day, without warning, Jasmyn's husband died of an aneurysm. Since then, everything has been different. Wrapped up in her grief, Jasmyn is trapped in a world without colour, without flavour - without Liam. But even through the haze of misery she begins to notice strange events. Even with Liam gone, things are not as they should be, and eventually Jasmyn begins to explore the mysteries that have sprung up after her husband's death . . . and follow their trail back into the events of his life. But the mysteries are deeper than Jasmyn expects, and are leading her in unexpected directions - into fairytales filled with swans, castles and bones; into a tale of a murder committed by a lake and a vicious battle between brothers; into a story of a lost past, and a stolen love. She's entering a magical story. Jasmyn's story."