9. Mirror Maze
“I had to sell another of my automata today. Each time, I sell my least favorite, but that means that each time I part with the next, it grows harder. I sold the golden tamarind monkey, and it was a shame. I hope its new owner cherishes it.
“At least soon it will be the Night of the Dead, and I should have more bookings for séances. It will delay the date I must sell the next.
“I still have all of Taliesin’s automata. Those I shall never part with, no matter my finances. Someday I’ll figure out how he makes them tick. Then I’ll be one step closer to revenge.”
– Jasper Maske’s personal diary
Interested in more? Shadowplay, the sequel to Pantomime, will be released January 7, 2014.