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A Winter's Promise (Hardback)

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Hardback 491 Pages / Published: 27/09/2018
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I think we could have all lived happily, in a way, God, me and the others, if it weren’t for that accursed book. It disgusted me. I knew what bound me to it in the most sickening of ways, but the horror of that particular knowledge came later, much later. I didn’t understand straight away, I was too ignorant.

Lose yourself in the fantastic world of the arks and in the company of unforgettable characters in this French runaway hit, Christelle Dabos’ The Mirror Visitor quartet.

Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, now known as arks. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides. The inhabitants of these arks each possess a unique power. Ophelia, with her ability to read the pasts of objects, must navigate this fantastic, disjointed, perilous world using her trademark tenacity and quiet strength.

Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations.

Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted.

There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.

Publisher: Europa Editions
ISBN: 9781609454838
Number of pages: 491
Dimensions: 235 x 164 mm

Waterstones Says
A runaway French hit - and hugely popular with our booksellers - this opening novel in Christelle Dabos’ The Mirror Visitor quartet is reminiscent of His Dark Materials in its scope and vision.

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“Want More!!!”

The gorgeous front cover caught my attention first, although looking like a weird, upside down beehive, it reminded me of The Edge Chronicles by Ian Stewart and Chris Riddell- in fact I'd say it was a similar... More

Hardback edition
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18th October 2018
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“A pleasure to read, I didn't want it to end!”

This was the start in a new fantasy series reminiscent of Philip Pullman’s ‘Northern Lights’, or Philip Reeves ‘Mortal Engines’. It is set in what I assume to be a post-apocolyptic earth, though this is never... More

Hardback edition
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10th September 2018
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Stephen B at Darlington

“Island hopping fantasy”

The cover image along with the brief blurb in the Bookseller already had me intrigued about this book and when it came available to read I jumped at the chance.

Set in a distant past the world has been shattered in a... More

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27th July 2018
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