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Both wonderfully ambitious and achingly intimate, Parry's second novel A Declaration on the Rights of Magicians has a sweeping scope in a magically infused 18th century. If you enjoy historical fiction, fantasy, well-paced mystery, political intrigue and absolutely splendid characterization, this alternative history is your next read.
A sweeping tale of revolution and wonder in a world not quite like our own, A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians is a genre-defying story of magic, war, and the struggle for freedom in the early modern world.It is the Age of Enlightenment of new and magical political movements, from the necromancer Robespierre calling for a revolution in France, to the weather mage Toussaint L'Ouverture leading the slaves of Haiti in their fight for freedom, to the bold new Prime Minister William Pitt weighing the legalization of magic amongst commoners in Britain and abolition throughout its colonies overseas.But amidst all of the upheaval of the early modern world, there is an unknown force inciting all of human civilization into violent conflict. And it will require the combined efforts of revolutionaries, magicians, and abolitionists to unmask this hidden enemy before the whole world falls to darkness and chaos.Praise for A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians:"A rich, sprawling epic full of history and magic, Declaration is Jonathan Strange with international politics and vampires. I loved it."―Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author"A witty, riveting historical fantasy...Parry has a historian's eye for period detail and weaves real figures from history-including Robespierre and Toussaint L'Ouverture-throughout her poetic tale of justice, liberation, and dark magic. This is a knockout."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)The Shadow HistoriesA Declaration of the Rights of MagiciansA Radical Act of Free MagicFor more from H. G. Parry, check out The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep.