Sarah Raughley’s 2021 The Bones of Ruin is a historical fantasy novel.
Iris is the Coolie Company’s star attraction; she’s a daredevil ropewalker who appears utterly blind to the risks she takes far above the audience’s heads. In fact, the amnesiac African woman takes no risks at all. Unbeknownst to the audience and her employer, Mr. Coolie, Iris has a great secret. She cannot be killed.
This is a knack that makes Iris and persons like Iris very valuable to members of the Enlightenment Committee.