Bastard's Grace by Wendy Palmer
Approx. 216,590 words.
Published on January 28, 2010 by
A virus spreads across Aspermonde, transforming women into beautiful creatures called Mosaics and stealing their minds, souls, and voices. Mosaics are alien, eerie...and collectable.
Simon collects Mosaics for the king but his latest acquisition, Augusta, hasn’t yet lost her mind and willpower.
Maybe it's a miracle. Or maybe it's just a sackful of trouble for Simon and his sidekick, Hal.