In 60 seconds, read this and write what you think this book is about in a comment below. This is meant to be a quick exercise. Don’t think too hard. Write a sentence or two.
In a world ruled by Muses, there is no magic, only Art. Words materialize as weapons, and music notes sparkle like stars. It is the Artists who wield these surreal powers, ruling society with both beauty and cruelty.
Merrick, a quiet and thoughtful thief, has spent his life avoiding them, but Eanna is far more reckless, dreaming of becoming an Artist herself. When they dare to visit the theater of the Muses, they expect the performance of a lifetime, but instead the Artists sweep in, taking over the minds of every patron.
Only Merrick resists their control. And so the Artists command Eanna to kill him.
Without hesitation, the woman he loves begins to strangle him. He breaks the spell, escaping with Eanna and his life, but the Artists will not let either of them go so easily. No one was supposed to know of their experiments in the theater, and Eanna, still tainted by Art, becomes the perfect weapon to silence Merrick forever. He scours the artistic realms for a way to cure her, but she may murder him before he has the chance.