By John C. Bunnell
Much as mortal youths once ran off to join the circus, this particular Sidhe ran off to join Actors' Equity. She's lived among us for over a century, but stage actress Juliet McKenna isn't immune to loneliness. So when a castmate invites her home for Thanksgiving, Juliet accepts.
Her friend's brother sees through her magical disguise--and has the knowledge to trap her into slavery. Now she must choose: return to Faerie and the High Court's wrath, or satisfy Richmond Becket's desire for power at any cost--including her life.
While serving as an artist-in-residence at a small Pacific Northwest college, stage actress Juliet McKenna is directing Gilbert & Sullivan's The Sorcerer. Rivalries among the student cast are only to be expected--but are other troubles the work of the theater's restless ghost?
Nonsense, Juliet insists, and with Sidhe-born senses to back her conclusions, she should know. But as the curtain rises on opening night, she's forced to revise her opinions. With one performer in chains and another possessed, the show seems poised to end in disaster--because even if Juliet can improvise a new ending, she may not be able to free her students without revealing her own Sidhe origins.