A runaway French hit, this opening novel in Christelle Dabos’ The Mirror Visitor quartet is reminiscent of His Dark Materials in its scope and vision. Ethereal and impossibly romantic, Winter’s Promise is set in a world of floating arks and courtly intrigue rendered with grace and majesty. A magnificent opening to what promises to be a landmark series.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019
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 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 (UK) Ltd
Number of pages: 492
Dimensions: 225 x 155 mm
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