Here is Day Four of my teaser posts leading up to the publication of The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony from Sourcebooks. Imagine fearing for your sister’s fate and having to race the cart. That was the position Heilwich was in. Each day until October 2nd, I’ll be providing a little bit of information about one of the characters and a picture of something that represents that character. All of the items will be included in a themed gift basket that one of my readers will win. Keep coming back for a little more each day.
The Ruins of Lace reveals how the magnetic pull of the forbidden can ensnare anyone into its web. Seven different characters will have their lives impacted by lace, some in ways they never could have imagined. Here are their stories.
Who would have thought that lace—so beautiful and delicate—could transpire into such a dark and unforgiving prison?
But that’s exactly what it has become for me and my beloved sister Katharina.
In truth, it’s my own fault she remains trapped inside the convent,
hunched before endless piles of threads,
weaving together the most intricate pieces of lace this part of the world has ever seen.
But I vowed that I would one day set her free—and so I shall.
Only a few more coins left to get.
I only pray that I can do so, before it is too late.