Book Two in the Internationally Bestselling Mirror Visitor Quartet
In book two of the bestselling Mirror Visitor Quartet, "the plots multiply, the world of the Arks gains depth, details abound, and the story envelops the reader as the pages fly by." (Le Monde des ados)
When Ophelia is promoted to Vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she finds herself unexpectedly thrust into the public spotlight. her gift—the ability to read the secret history of objects—is now known by all, and there can be no greater threat to the nefarious denizens of her icy adopted home than this.
Beneath the golden rafters of Pole's capitol, she discovers that the only person she may be able to trust is Thorn, her enigmatic and emotionally distant fiancÃ©. As one influential courtier after another disappears, Ophelia again finds herself unintentionally implicated in an investigation that will lead her to see beyond Pole's many illusions to the heart of a formidable truth.
Christelle Dabos was born on the CÃ´te 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-TÃ©lÃ©rama First Novel Competition.
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“Extravagant, intelligent fantasy which just gets better. InThe Missing of Clairdelune, the delightful Ophelia - a reluctant Jane Eyre to her taciturn fiancÃ© Thorn - continues to assert her independence as she negotiates the dangerous political maze of the Arks.”—Katherine Langrish, author of the Troll Trilogy
”There‘s magic here, but the true magic is in the writing and translation. The narrative rockets with deceptive ease [ . . . ] The invisibility of effort in the prose is refreshing as is the flawless translation [ . . . ] Fresh and inventive, it explores new territory in the genre.”—Eric Boss,MPIBA
”Escalating stakes ratchet tension while a somewhat leisurely pace allows readers to savor Dabos’s spectacular settings, exquisitely rendered characters, and the ever-evolving relationships that bind them.”—Publishers Weekly
“The plots multiply, the world of the Arks gains depth, and details abound, enveloping the reader as the pages fly by.” —Le Monde des ados
“Particularly elegant writing, which also leaves room for a discreet sense of humor.” —Le Figaro LittÃ©raire
“Christelle Dabos has the gift of gripping readers of all ages.” —Lire
“This book is bursting with inventiveness.” —Le Monde des livres
“A subtle sense of magic, in fluid and elegant language.” —TÃ©lÃ©rama
Praise forA Winter's Promise
"Your next YA obsession."—Entertainment Weekly
"Dabos has managed the rarely seen triad of complex worldbuilding, nuanced character development, and enthralling plot, even making it look easy. Not a seam shows in this intricate narrative weave that centers on and empowers an endearingly bookish and clumsy anti-heroine without insisting she change."—Kirkus Reviews
”As mesmerizing as a waking dream,A Winter's Promise is certain to ensnare you in its unique, dizzyingly magical world of treachery, illusion, and intrigue.” —Margaret Rogerson, author ofAn Enchantment of Ravens
“A fantastic epic, definitely, but also a coming-of-age novel, this first volume makes a strong impression. A novelist is born.” —Le Figaro
“Today, The Mirror Visitor stands on the same shelf as Harry Potter.” —Elle
“Christelle Dabos impresses in this first novel with the power of her imagination. The architect of a bewitching and complex world, she sustains it with a subtle sense of wonder and elegant, flowing language. From metaphor to metaphor, this addictive and charming novel is also a great coming-of-age story.”—TÃ©lÃ©rama
“From the very first page, you are thrown into this universe, launched through one of Anima’s mirrors, never to return.” —20 Minutes
“Readers’ passion for this series comes from the pleasure of walking up and down the world of the Arks, weightless floating islands that are ruled by family spirits and humans gifted with special powers.” —Le Monde
“With surgical precision, Christelle Dabos has created a hybrid world between fantasy and the Belle Ã?poque.” —MadmoiZelle
“The author continues her masterful architecture in this second installment as the arks, the family relationships, and the characters’ histories all gain greater depth and dimension.” —Kirkus Reviews
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