One unexpected pregnancy is a drama; fifty thousand is citywide hysteria.
Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she sometimes feels like every woman is pregnant except for her. This time, she is right. From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived.
A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies, and Hiresha must track him by his magic. Unfortunately, her cultured education in enchantment ill equips her to understand his spellcraft, which is decidedly less than proper. The only person uncivilized enough to help is the Lord of the Feast, a dangerous yet charming illusionist. Associating with him may imperil Hiresha's city, yet refusing his help will allow the sorcerer to leech godlike power from the mass births.
From the Author
"If Jane Austen collaborated with H.P. Lovecraft to write a dark fantasy, the resulting creation might bear a striking resemblance to A.E. Marling's Brood of Bones." - Dr. Frankenstein
"The protagonist is a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Liz Lemon, though decidedly better dressed." - Prof. Moriarty
"So good I ate my hat!" - Mad Hatter
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