Angel On The Ropes

Angel On The Ropes

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by Jill Shultz
     
 

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Dazzling trapeze artist Amandine Sand leads a perilous double life. Will her secret—and her choices—save her planet or ruin it?

Amandine Sand walks a high wire between two lives—hobbled by a life-threatening secret. She’s a “leopard,” one of the spotted humans wrongly accused of being a plague-carrier. Leopards like… See more details below

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Dazzling trapeze artist Amandine Sand leads a perilous double life. Will her secret—and her choices—save her planet or ruin it?

Amandine Sand walks a high wire between two lives—hobbled by a life-threatening secret. She’s a “leopard,” one of the spotted humans wrongly accused of being a plague-carrier. Leopards like her are hunted by zealots to protect their offworld colony from the scourge.

Despite this threat, Amandine spends her days guiding other leopards to an underground shelter run by the pacifist Seekers. At night, with her own spots hidden, she takes to the air, the one place this extraordinary artist feels free and gloriously alive.

When the persecution of leopards explodes into widespread violence, the Seekers demand more of her time. But her circus is teetering toward bankruptcy and desperately needs her, too. She has no time to breathe… and then she meets a stranger who leaves her breathless. And might just be the biggest risk of all. If her trust is misplaced and she’s unmasked, everyone she loves—and everything she’s fought for—could crash.

Now she must make an irrevocable leap. Without a net.

Can a leopard summon the courage to reveal her true colors? Can a pacifist defend her violent enemies to stop a civil war? Can a reluctant angel fly beyond her limits to save her life, her love, and her world?

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Editorial Reviews

internationally bestselling author of LAST TO DIE - Tess Gerritsen
“Thrilling and stunningly imaginative, Angel on the Ropes snared me into an alternate world I completely believed in. Jill Shultz tells a wondrous tale!”
award-winning author of 32 SF and fantasy novels - Melissa Scott
“Angel on the Ropes is a riveting story that has everything one could want from a novel: a complex, beautifully realized world, a society caught between choices, and a protagonist who has to balance head and heart—and soul. It’s a compelling read, and one that will stay with you for a while.”
New York Times-bestselling author of the Green Rider series - Kristen Britain
“Jill Shultz’s debut novel is a fascinating journey into the far-future, but one that is immediately recognizable. A seamless blend of speculative imagination and heart, Angel on the Ropes is a novel that soars.”
author of the Nightrunner Series and Tamír Triad - Lynn Flewelling
“In Angel on the Ropes, Shultz introduces us to a complex, richly imagined world populated with engaging characters. The circus motif is magical!”
trapezist, formerly with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus - Peter Gold
“It’s so exciting it almost made my palms sweat.”
Peter Gold
�It�s so exciting it almost made my palms sweat.�
Melissa Scott
�Angel on the Ropes is a riveting story that has everything one could want from a novel: a complex, beautifully realized world, a society caught between choices, and a protagonist who has to balance head and heart�and soul. It�s a compelling read, and one that will stay with you for a while.�
Lynn Flewelling
�In Angel on the Ropes, Shultz introduces us to a complex, richly imagined world populated with engaging characters. The circus motif is magical!�
Tess Gerritsen
�Thrilling and stunningly imaginative, Angel on the Ropes snared me into an alternate world I completely believed in. Jill Shultz tells a wondrous tale!�
Kristen Britain
�Jill Shultz�s debut novel is a fascinating journey into the far-future, but one that is immediately recognizable. A seamless blend of speculative imagination and heart, Angel on the Ropes is a novel that soars.�

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016438252
Publisher:
Jill Shultz
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
287
File size:
3 MB

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