About The Stravinsky Intrigue
Nine months have passed since psychic Mira Tejedor last walked the halls of Anthony Faircloth’s adolescent mind. All but family now, Mira is relocating to Charlotte, NC, not only for a much-needed change of scenery, but to further her burgeoning relationship with Dr. Thomas Archer. On the eve of her move, however, a new threat emerges.
Young girls from every corner of Charlotte are falling catatonic, a condition eerily similar to the illness from which Mira rescued Anthony the previous fall. Mira reluctantly agrees to help Detective Calvin Sterling with the case and soon finds herself pulled into a new pair of fantasy worlds, both borne from the brilliant mind of Igor Stravinsky.
In the world of The Firebird, Mira becomes the warrior Ivanovna and battles an immortal evil threatening to steal the girls’ souls for all eternity. In the Russian fair from Petrushka, she assumes the role of Ballerina, one of three magical puppets who dance at the whim of a cruel Charlatan. Torn between Moor and Clown, bizarre doppelgangers of the two vastly different men in her life, and threatened at every turn by a sorcerer who craves her very essence, Mira must navigate the cruel deceptions of both worlds and win, or her life and the lives of a dozen innocents will be forfeit.
“Darin Kennedy has created an amazing world with an entrancing tapestry of magic and mystery set against a backdrop of beautiful music. Deep characters, rich descriptions, and enthralling characters kept me turning pages until the very end. A worthy successor to his awesome The Mussorgsky Riddle. A must-read!” - John G. Hartness - Author of The Black Knight Chronicles and the Quincy Harker series.
“In The Stravinsky Intrigue, Darin Kennedy synthesizes the intricate structures of classical music and dark melancholy of Russian folklore to create a fantastic and dangerous world filled with lost girls, terrifying dreams, vicious monsters, and a deathless wizard that only the most intrepid hero can hope to defeat. Fast moving and multilayered, this sequel to Kennedy’s first novel continues the spine-tingling adventure and will please readers of thrillers and fantasy alike.” - Misty Massey - Author of Mad Kestrel
“This rock-solid sequel to The Mussorgsky Riddle features magic, mayhem, and masterful detail along with twists that will enthrall you — Darin Kennedy wins again with his strong characters, gripping plot, and page-turning action.” - Linda Robertson - Author of the Persephone Alcmedi series and Joviennne
Reviews for The Stravinsky Intrigue
Kennedy fuses the archetypical symbolism of Stravinsky’s music with the individuality of modern life to create a tale of psychological exploration that is neither lacking in mystery nor overwhelmed with obscure metaphor.
This novel is the second volume in the Fugue & Fable trilogy. As such, this review might contain some spoilers for The Mussorgsky Riddle.
Nine months ago, psychic Mira Tejedor rescued Anthony Faircloth from a trap built from his own mind; and fell in love with Anthony’s psychologist, Dr Thomas Archer. However, days before Mira relocates to Charlotte, NC, to live with Thomas, a new mystery strikes the town: young [...]