The Embroidered Book: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)Kate Heartfield (author)
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A bold and compelling magical take on the rise and fall of Marie Antoinette and the coming of the French Revolution, Heartfield spins a tale of devoted sisters, sinister spells and the struggle to survive in a ruthless and malevolent society.
A sweeping historical epic with a thread of magic, perfect for readers of THE FAMILIARS, THE BINDING, and THE MINIATURIST.
'Power is not something you are given. Power is something you take. When you are a woman, it is a little more difficult, that's all'
1768. Charlotte arrives in Naples to marry a man she has never met. Two years later, her sister Antoine is sent to France to marry another stranger. In the mirrored corridors of Versailles, they rename her Marie Antoinette.
But the sisters are not powerless. When they were only children, Charlotte and Antoine discovered a book of spells - spells that seem to work, with dark and unpredictable consequences.
In a world of vicious court politics, of discovery and dizzying change, Charlotte and Antoine use their secret skills to redefine their lives, becoming the most influential women of the age.
But every spell requires a sacrifice. As love between the sisters turns to rivalry, they will send Europe spiralling into revolution.
Brimming with romance, betrayal, and the hidden power of women, THE EMBROIDERED BOOK reveals and reimagines a dazzling period of history as you have never seen it before.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 45 mm
'Sacrifice, family, dreams, and deep, dark magic, The Embroidered Book is a triumph'
Julie E. Czerneda, author of The Gossamer Mage
PRAISE FOR KATE HEARTFIELD:
'Heartfield's scenes brim with excitement'
'Written with arresting detail and challenges literary tropes about women'
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