Cast of Illusions

Cast of Illusions

by Ashley J. Barnard


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Jonathan Wilder is about to make a name for himself. His plays and troupe of actors are considered among the best in Salsima, and he is on the verge of building his own playhouse. However, when his latest play greatly offends the king, he and his troupe are forced to impersonate a royal party to infiltrate the exotic and presumably savage people known as the Selphyn, an elfin-like race with a special bond with animals. In over his head with politics, Jonathan will find himself in an intrigue worthy of one of his plays, with mistaken identities, treason, assassinations, kidnapped princesses and feverish passions. Just what a misanthrope with social anxiety needs.

Set in a world similar to Elizabethan England, CAST OF ILLUSIONS is an historical fantasy that celebrates -- and satirizes -- the world of Shakespeare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615915098
Publisher: Ashley J Barnard
Publication date: 11/27/2011
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Ashley is the author of SHADOW FOX (winner of Champagne's Novel of the Year for 2010), FOX RISING, NIGHT OF THE FOX (Champagne Books), CAST OF ILLUSIONS and IN BYRON'S SHADOW, as well as stage adaptations of Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and PERSUASION (Dramatic Play Publishing). She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband James and daughter Alexandria, and for ten years she and James ran Actors' Renaissance Theatre, a Shakespearean company in which Ashley acted and directed. She is represented by the Belcastro Agency, and is a staff writer for Visit her at

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