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A Winter's Promise

A Winter's Promise
 

Long ago the world was shattered into many floating islands known as Arks. Ophelia lives on Anima, an ark where objects have souls. When she is promised in marriage to Thorn, Ophelia must leave her family and follow her fiancee to the floating capital on the distant Ark of Pole. ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781609454838
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Published 27 September 2018 by Europa Editions
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dabos, Christelle
Translated by Serle, Hildegarde
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ISBN-13 9781609454838
ISBN-10 1609454839
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Europa Editions
Imprint Europa Editions
Publication Date 27 September 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dabos, Christelle
Translated by Serle, Hildegarde
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 491
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Fantasy, Psychic ability, Conspiracy, Arranged marriage, Marvelous, The
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 843.92
Catalogue Code 929362

Description of this Book

Long ago, following a cataclysm called 'The Tear,' the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands. Known now as Arks, each has developed in distinct ways and at a different pace; each seems to possess its own unique relationship to time. Ophelia lives on Anima, an ark where objects have souls, with which Ophelia can communicate. When she is promised in marriage to Thorn, from the powerful Dragon clan, Ophelia must leave her family and follow her fiancee to the floating capital on the distant Ark of the Pole. Though she doesn't know it yet, she has become a pawn in a deadly plot.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2016
NZ Review Praise for A Winter's Promise 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 supports 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. --T'l'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 Epoque. --MadmoiZelle
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Christelle Dabos was born on the C 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-T l rama 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.

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