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A Lovely Masquerade

Nate Groshan

Book Overview: 

Sandrone Pavironica, better known as the Spice King, was the second wealthiest man in the exceedingly wealthy City of Masks, until the day his greatest triumph turned into his most devastating tragedy. As his estate crumbles around him and the weight of illusion becomes too much to bear, Sandrone is forced to question the existence of dark nights alongside sunny days, and what has been gained from a life of chasing after pleasure and gold. However, in a city where the inhabitants hide their true selves behind perfectly painted porcelain masks, where can he turn to find the answers he seeks?

A private feud reveals a silent war being waged against the city’s unwitting residents, and with help from some unlikely friends, Sandrone comes to see the truth behind the idyllic façades cast in the lovely City of Masks:
Welcome to the Masquerade!

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Pulonia’s fingers dug into his arm to let him know what she thought of his suspicions, and Sandrone could feel an icy chill creep up it as they walked down the street to the salone. A particularly beautiful young woman with a particularly low neckline crossed their path, and hot, orange flames went swinging past Sandrone’s face as Pedrolino swiveled his head to view the scenery.

“Focus, lad!” Sandrone gave the boy a swift kick to his hindquarters. The sooner they arrived at the salone the better.

Chapter 5: A Dramatic Flare


Il Salone dell’Arte e Classe was the premier social club in the City of Masks. During the day, gentlemen would come to dine or discuss whatever meaningful topics were on their minds, but at night and especially during the salone’s twice-monthly celebration of the performing arts, it more closely resembled a theater . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is a lovely book from my friend Nate Groshan, dealing with what happens when the illusions and facades that we set up come crashing down. Excellent first book for Groshan.

As someone who has collected a few masquerade masks over the years, I was immediately intrigued by the idea of a city whose inhabitants are hidden behind them all day, every day. What would it be like? Why would people be driven to wear masks daily? How would a society function when no one knows eac