The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

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by Leanna Renee Hieber
     
 

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The albino beauty who has come to study at Victorian London’s Athens Academy will learn not only to deal with the ghosts that she can see, but her own part in the puzzling prophecy that threatens the known world.See more details below

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The albino beauty who has come to study at Victorian London’s Athens Academy will learn not only to deal with the ghosts that she can see, but her own part in the puzzling prophecy that threatens the known world.

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Publishers Weekly
Six young men and women are called to protect the living world from the dead in Hieber's Gothic romance debut. Mysterious powers give Alexi and his peers the mission of keeping the restless dead in line and seeking a prophesied seventh guardian. Miss Percy Parker, an albino orphan with a talent for languages, fills none of their expectations, but Alexi is drawn to her all the same. Hieber draws Victorian London as beautiful and grim, with depictions of Jack the Ripper as a nightmarish many-headed hound alongside charming descriptions of the Athens Academy, Percy's boarding school, and Greek mythology that smartly draws together various elements of the story. The supporting characters are nuanced and appealing but given short shrift by the narrow focus on Percy and Alexi, though future sequels may give them more room to play. Hieber's debut shows great potential, and readers will want to revisit her intriguing world.
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Book Reviews by Jess
This book's plot was perfect... The story was completely original.
Book Wenches
Suspense, mystery, and the paranormal are all rolled into a historical novel with a gothic flair that will entice the reader and leave her wanting more... Ms. Hieber is an artist that puts her art into words.
Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show
Its pages are like the petals of a rose: a many-layered tale gorgeously told...It is a historic, dark, fantasy mystery... A simple dance raised more goosebumps on my arms than the steamy scenes in most of the usual romance novels of today.
Tempting Persephone
...it was thrilling to be engaged in a book that kept me reading well past 1 a.m., that got me out of bed not long after to begin again. And that, of course, means that I will absolutely be reading the next book, and the one after that and so on.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428511453
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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M. J. Rose
"A compelling, engaging novel that drew me in from page one. Bravo!"--(M. J. Rose, bestselling author of THE REINCARNATIONIST and THE MEMORIST)

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