When she is pulled from the wreckage of a New York subway crash, Jane Gray is astonished to recognize her rescuer as Prince Starling, an imaginary companion from her childhood. Determined to uncover the truth about her past, Jane tracks him to another realm; the world of the Palazzo, a magical ship that is both a colossal steam vessel and a Renaissance kingdom. There, she discovers that magic is real and her destiny is more tangled than she ever imagined.
In this story of a modern Alice in Wonderland, Jane is courted by two different men and must survive the machinations of an exotic and dangerous queen. When she discovers the urgent secret of the Palazzo's endless voyage, Jane holds the fate of the realm in her hands. Guided by maps, legends, and dead reckoning, she must pilot a course that will lead to the salvation or destruction of the world she has come to love.
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About the Author
Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Solaris Rising 2, The Year's Best SF, and Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF. She is a founding member of the Write on the River organization in Wenatchee, Washington. Connect with her at www.kaykenyon.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Queen of the Deep is the kind of book that sucks you in and holds on, tight. Jane’s childhood imaginary friend shows up to rescue her from a train accident! Huh?!?! He isn’t imaginary at all, but a real being living in another realm! What follows is a suspenseful tale that is full of “what the heck” moments (in a good way)! This author does an amazing job at building the world within her books. There are so many different types of characters within the other realm – some believable and some very imaginative. The fantasy side of this story is not lacking at all. In my opinion, it is the best part of the entire book! It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland with all the different characters that Alice (and Jane) came upon. Love that! While the fantasy part of the story was amazing, I felt that the romance part was lacking. I’m not sure what it was, but something just didn’t work for me and I found myself not caring about that part of the story. If you are a fan of a good fantasy story with a great cast of characters, though, definitely pick up this one to read! *copy provided for review.