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The Dark Lady: Signed Edition (Hardback)Akala (author)
The first in a magical realist series set in Shakespearean London and written with the kind of lyrical dexterity and power that one would expect from Akala, The Dark Lady references the Bard’s sonnets as well as crafting an uncompromising picture of street life in Renaissance England.
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A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, The Dark Lady, Akala's debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true super-power.
A pickpocket with an exceptional gift.
A prisoner of extraordinary value
An orphan haunted by dreams of the mysterious Dark Lady
Henry is an orphan, an outsider, a thief. He is also a fifteen-year-old invested with magical powers ...
This brilliant, at times brutal, first novel from the amazing imagination that is Akala, will glue you to your seat as you are hurled into a time when London stank and boys like Henry were forced to find their own route through the tangled streets and out the other side.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 222 x 138 mm
'Powerful ... The kind of disruptive, aggressive intellect that a new generation is closely watching' - The Guardian
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