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Dangerous Remedy - Battalion of the Dead series (Hardback)Kat Dunn (author)
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A rip-roaring adventure set in the heart of the French Revolution, Dunn’s accomplished steampunk thriller introduces the Battalion des Morts, a disparate gang of teens determined to save citizens from the guillotine. Saturated in the heady atmosphere of the Terror and speeding along at a breakneck pace, Dangerous Remedy heralds the arrival of a stunning new historical YA series.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 210 x 130 mm
'Kat Dunn's captivating debut [...] is part steampunk adventure, part historical thriller ... An enthralling, fast-paced adventure with a cast of likeable characters; Camille's relationship with her lover Ada is particularly well drawn. There's a neat denouement and the promise of sequels' - Guardian
'Dark, deadly and delicious. A thrilling adventure set in a lavish but ruthless world, with a spirited cast of characters you will root for instantly' - Bex Hogan, author of Viper
'The writing is lavish and richly evocative of a restless country, teetering between exultation and protest. Wonderfully diverse and effortlessly memorable ... There's a gorgeous queer romance at the centre of it, but that's just one of a variety of brilliantly rendered relationships [...] all brought to life by consistently sharp and entertaining dialogue' - The Bookbag
'The deadly world of the French Revolution gets a fantastical twist in the first of a new series following a diverse band of fearless rebels. Wonderfully atmospheric fill of strange science, mysterious powers and fearless heroines' - The Bookseller
'The characters are well drawn and each one feels fully fleshed-out ... so while this adventure is complete in itself, you'll look forward to the next in the series' - SFX Magazine
'Dunn's delightful French Revolution-set debut pays homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel. The resourceful Camille and her girlfriend Ada attempt to survive both revolutionaries and royalists' - i newspaper
'Sizzling with tension this dazzling story with fantastical twists blends science with magic and power with romance to reach an explosive finale. Frankenstein meets The Musketeers. C'est magnifique!' - South Wales Evening Post
'A fascinating and exciting mixture of history and magic/fantasy ... The book brings a real feel of the period and there are echoes of titles such as A Tale of Two Cities, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, The Red Necklace, and even The Scarlet Pimpernel. Altogether this is an exciting and challenging read for those who love history, with a touch of magic' - Books for Keeps
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