—Jacqueline Carey, author of Kushiel’s Dart
Secrets and illusions abound in a decaying convent wrapped in dark magic and scented with blood. Portia came to the convent with the ghost of Imogen, the lover she failed to protect in life. Now, the spell casting caste wants to make sure that neither she nor her spirit ever leave.
Portia's ignorance of her own power may be even more deadly than those who conspire against her as she fights to fulfill her sworn duty to protect humankind in a battle against dark illusions and painful realities.
Steeped in the legends of the Nephilim, The Convent of the Pure is the first installment of a steampunk novella trilogy by Sara M. Harvey.
"An intriguing fantasy novella that will move you to tears."
—Michael A. Burstein, Campbell Award-winning author of I Remember the Future
"The Convent of the Pure is a beautifully written page turner, dripping with magic and intrigue. I couldn't put it down. A gifted writer and storyteller, Sara M. Harvey is worthy of a rocket to the top!"
—Fran Friel, Bram Stoker Award finalist and author of Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales
"Harvey (A Year and a Day) cobbles together gothic steampunk fantasy and lesbian erotica in this romantic, necromantic tale."
—Publishers Weekly, February 2009