Vonda N. McIntyre was born 1948 and lived in the USA as well as the Netherlands. She worked as a research scientist and has both taught and studied Creative Writing. She holds a black belt in Aikido and is a founding member of Book View Cafe, an ebook website. She lives in Seattle.
A dazzling and spirited evocation of thepassions, intrigues and preconceptions of the age, along with a dandy pair ofstar-crossed lovers: an enchanting slice of what-if historical speculation - KirkusSuccessfully melds fantasy and alternate history to create acharming, well-written and meticulously-researched novel - Fantasy Book Review