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The Familiar (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 11/04/2024
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From the bestselling author of Ninth House and Hell Bent comes a scintillating dark fantasy set during Spain's Golden Age, as a servant girl with magical powers strives to hide her Jewish blood from the deadly gaze of the Inquisition.

In a shabby house, on a shabby street, in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil as a scullion. But when her scheming mistress discovers the lump of a servant cowering in the kitchen is actually hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to better the family's social position.&nbsp

What begins as simple amusement for the bored nobility takes a perilous turn when Luzia garners the notice of Antonio Pérez, the disgraced secretary to Spain's king. Still reeling from the defeat of his armada, the king is desperate for any advantage in the war against England's heretic queen—and Pérez will stop at nothing to regain the king's favor. 

Determined to seize this one chance to better her fortunes, Luzia plunges into a world of seers and alchemists, holy men and hucksters, where the lines between magic, science, and fraud are never certain. But as her notoriety grows, so does the danger that her Jewish blood will doom her to the Inquisition's wrath. She will have to use every bit of her wit and will to survive—even if that means enlisting the help of Guillén Santangel, an embittered immortal familiar whose own secrets could prove deadly for them both. 

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Ninth House, Hell Bent and creator of the Grishaverse comes a bewitching historical novel set in the Spanish Golden Age, brimming with peril and dark deeds

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241655306
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 618 g
Dimensions: 241 x 166 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

PRAISE FOR LEIGH BARDUGO'Impossible to put down' - Stephen King

'One of the best fantasy novels I've read in years' - Lev Grossman

'Mesmerising' - Charlaine Harris

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“Bardugo at her Best”

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