Set in a fantasy land named Chasland that feels like the Regency era in England, The Midnight Bargain is a fantasy about a woman named Beatrice Clayborn who makes her debut at "bargaining season" — an annual event where wealthy young men and women gather from all over the world to make advantageous marriages. But Beatrice dreams of becoming a full-fledged magician in Chasland — and pursuing magic as her calling, as men are allowed to do.
C.L. Polk is a fantasy writer from Calgary. They are the author of the novels Witchmark, Stormsong and The Midnight Bargain. Witchmark, their first book, won the 2019 World Fantasy Award for best novel. The Midnight Bargain is their latest novel. Olympian and broadcaster Rosey Edeh is championing The Midnight Bargain on Canada Reads 2021.