The Thief on the Winged Horse (Hardback)Kate Mascarenhas (author)
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The author of The Psychology of Time Travel returns with a spellbinding, genre-busting tale of family drama, crime, and magical dolls charged with emotions.
The Kendrick family have been making world-famous dolls since the early 1800s. But their dolls aren't coveted for the craftmanship alone. Each one has a specific emotion laid on it by its creator. A magic that can make you feel bucolic bliss or consuming paranoia at a single touch. Though founded by sisters, now only men may know the secrets of the workshop.
Persephone Kendrick longs to break tradition and learn the family craft, and when a handsome stranger arrives claiming doll-making talent and a blood tie to the Kendricks, she sees a chance to grasp all she desires.
But then, one night, the family's most valuable doll is stolen. Only someone with knowledge of magic could have taken her. Only a Kendrick could have committed this crime...
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 228 x 145 mm
'Mascarenhas's lushly inventive second novel is an addictive fantasy with a smart feminist twist' * iNews *
Captivating, inventive and tender... A dazzling mix of crime, romance, magic and myth' -- Adele Parks
'This magical tale blends very human people with a hidden world of enchantment' * Woman *
'[A] vividly imagined second novel' * The i *
I adored this beautifully crafted and thought-provoking magic realist novel... Multi-faceted, challenging, and entirely captivating... A truly lovely read' * LoveReading *
'There's a wonderful sense of magic and tradition, but the story as a whole has a very contemporary feel' * Waterstones *
[A] dazzling mixture of crime, romance, magic and myth... Captivating, inventive and tender' * Platinum *
Kate Mascarenhas' striking visual images and characters will have you casting the movie whilst reading... This is simply a great and original tale that put me in mind of such as Stardust by Neil Gaiman. The magic lingers along with the family issues. The ending is surprising and clever and I look forward to more by Kate Mascarenhas' * SF Crowsnest *
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“A must read fantasy story!”
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“A Spellbinding Masterpiece of Gothic Crime”
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