Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip [B.C. EDITION HARDCOVER] 2002
Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  DOUBLEDAY
Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new.
WINNER OF THE 2003 WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL.
Ombria is a place heaped with history -- and secrets. There is a buried city beneath it inhabited by ghosts, accessible only through magical passages and long-forgotten doorways. When the Prince of Ombria dies suddenly, his wicked great-aunt Domina Pearl seizes power by becoming regent to the prince's young son, Kyel. Minutes after the prince's death, Domina kicks Lydea, the prince's longtime mistress, out into the streets to die. But she is saved by a strange girl named Mag, a supposed waxling created by a powerful sorceress who lives underneath the city. With the help of Mag and the prince's bastard nephew, a strange, silver-eyed man obsessed with drawing, Lydea tries to save Kyel and somehow defeat Domina.