A Winter's Promise: Book One of The Mirror Visitor Quartet

A Winter's Promise: Book One of The Mirror Visitor Quartet

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Overview

Amazon Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book of 2018

One of Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best YA Books of 2018

One of Publishers Weekly's Best YA Book of the Year

A National Indie Bestseller

Longlisted for Irish YA prize Great Reads Award

Lose yourself in the fantastic world of the arks and in the company of unforgettable characters in this French runaway hit, Christelle Dabos’ The Mirror Visitor quartet.

Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.

The World of the Arks

Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, now known as arks. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides. The inhabitants of these arks each possess a unique power. Ophelia, with her ability to read the pasts of objects, must navigate this fantastic, disjointed, perilous world using her trademark tenacity and quiet strength.

An unforgettable heroine, a rich and bountiful universe, intrigue and suspense: A Winter’s Promise is perfect for readers of Margaret Rogerson’s An Enchantment of Ravens, Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood, V.E. Schwab’s “Shades of Magic” series, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone, Kenneth Oppel’s “Airborne” series, and N.K. Jemisin “Broken Earth” series.

Extract:

I think we could have all lived happily, in a way, God, me and the others, if it weren’t for that accursed book. It disgusted me. I knew what bound me to it in the most sickening of ways, but the horror of that particular knowledge came later, much later. I didn’t understand straight away, I was too ignorant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609456078
Publisher: Europa Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/12/2020
Series: Mirror Visitor Quartet Series , #1
Pages: 492
Sales rank: 6,375
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

About the Author

Christelle Dabos was born on the Côte d’Azur in 1980 and grew up in a home filled with classical music and historical games. She now lives in Belgium. The Mirror Visitor, her debut series, won the Gallimard Jeunesse-RTL-Télérama First Novel Competition.

Since graduating in French from Oxford University, Hildegarde Serle has worked in London as a newspaper subeditor, mainly on The Independent and The Sunday Telegraph. In 2011, she decided to combine her love of both English and French by doing the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation. Although she still lives in London, her heart still lives on the Quai aux Fleurs in Paris.

Table of Contents

Fragment 11

The Promise 13

The Archivist 15

The Rupture 29

The Journal 39

The Bear 57

The Observatory 67

The Kitchen 79

The Medal 91

The Warning 105

The Gamekeeper 113

The Citaceleste 123

The Dragon 131

The Bedroom 143

The Getaway 157

The Garden 171

The Sister 185

The Claws 199

The Ear 217

Mime 231

At Clairdelune 243

The Key 245

Fox 261

The Child 277

The Library 291

The Visit 305

The Treasury 317

The Orange 333

The Dungeons 345

The Nihilist 355

The Trust 365

The Threat 377

The Opera 395

The Station 409

The Illusions 421

The Maid 439

The Dice 451

The Angel 467

The Mirror Visitor 485

Fragment, postscript 491

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