Sending the captivating Ophelia onto the grandest of all arks with a deadly mission, Dabos’s luminous fantasy series continues to reach new levels of brilliance in this third instalment.
In this gripping third volume of the Christelle Dabos’s best-selling saga, Ophelia, the mirror-traveling heroine, finds herself in the magical city of Babel guarding a secret that may provide a key both to the past and the future.
After two years and seven months biding her time on Anima, her home ark, it is finally time to act, to put what she has discovered in the Book of Faruk to use. Under an assumed identity she travels to Babel, a cosmopolitan and thoroughly modern ark that is the jewel of the universe. Will her talent as a reader suffice to avoid being lured into a deadly trap by her ever more fearful adversaries? Will she ever see Thorn, her betrothed, again?
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Number of pages: 504
Dimensions: 225 x 155 mm
"Strange and compelling." * The Guardian *
"Fantasy fantastique!" * The Times *
"A glowing example of the rare thing that is the YA novel in translation." * The Irish Times *
"World-building on an epic scale." * The Bookseller *
"An out-of-this-world, tugs-at-all-heart-strings, grips-you-at-every-page piece of writing." * Stylist *
"A Winter's Promise is a beautifully structured system of mirrors, reflecting in its glittering facets many other books." * The TLS *
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“A great installment in a great series”
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