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Translated by Hildegarde Serle
The compelling second volume of the bestselling French fantasy series The Mirror Visitor Quartet—winner of the 2016 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire – Roman jeunesse francophone
Suddenly Ophelia finds herself thrust into the spotlight: promoted to vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she must tell him a story every evening. Now that her powers are known to all, she is forced to reveal the nefarious plots that have been brewing beneath the golden rafters of Citaceleste and to throw herself into the political machinations of Pole. The only person she may be able to trust is Thorn, her enigmatic fiancé. Is there more to this man than she thought? As one after another influential courtier disappears, Ophelia again finds herself implicated in an investigation that will lead her to see beyond Pole’s many illusions to the heart of a formidable truth.
‘Stands on the same shelf as Harry Potter.’
‘Dabos’ spellbinding use of imagery continues to astound, invoking a range of vivid emotions from joy to overwhelming fear…an incredibly told story of drama and magic which builds strongly upon the first book and sets the state for the next novel.’
‘Christelle Dabos captivates readers of all ages.’
‘This book is bursting with inventiveness.’
‘I didn’t want to finish and leave Dabos’ dazzling fantastical story world. The world building in this series is phenomenal…I was enthralled.’