ARMISTICE by Lara Elena DonnellyIf Lara Elena Donnelly’s Armistice is even half as dazzling, stylish and sexy as Amberlough, it will become one of my favorite books of the summer.

I absolutely loved creating the Amberlough trailer for Tor Books (shout out to Circle of Seven Productions for sending it my way)! That book trailer is among my most ambitious in motion graphics work, and remains one of my favorite projects to date. Book one was also some of the best “homework reading” EVER. I’m looking forward to experiencing book two in the Amberlough Dossier on a personal level! By the way, I live in an historic 1930s art deco apartment building, and I wind up with big-time *heart eyes* whenever peacock feathers cross my path. Therefore, I am adding this book to my Cover P>rn shelf, too. 😉

As I wrote in the book trailer script for Amberlough, “All is fair in love, war and razzle dazzle! Come to the Cabaret.”


Armistice returns to Donnelly’s ravishing 1930s Art Deco-tinged fantasy world of the Nebula Award-nominated Amberlough with a decadent, tumultuous mixture of sex, politics, and spies

“A hefty novel full of fascinating characters exploring oversized topics such as sexuality, music, culture, fascism, nationalism, class wars, revolution and love.” —Shelf Awareness

In a tropical country where shadowy political affairs lurk behind the scenes of its glamorous film industry, three people maneuver inside a high stakes game of statecraft and espionage:

Lillian, a reluctant diplomat serving a fascist nation,

Aristide, an expatriate film director running from lost love and a criminal past,

—and Cordelia, a former cabaret stripper turned legendary revolutionary.

Each one harbors dangerous knowledge that can upturn a nation. When their fates collide, machinations are put into play, unexpected alliances are built, and long-held secrets are exposed. Everything is barreling towards an international revolt…and only the wiliest ones will be prepared for what comes next.

For Amberlough:

“James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.”—Holly Black

“Astonishing!” —World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

“Beautiful, all too real, and full of pain. Read it. It will change you.” —Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal

ICYMI: Amberlough Book Trailer