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A Winter's Promise: The Mirror Visitor, Book One

A Winter's Promise: The Mirror Visitor, Book One
 

The absorbing first instalment in the bestselling French fantasy series The Mirror Visitor Quartet-winner of the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire.

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ISBN 9781925626797
Barcode 9781925626797
Published 1 October 2018 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Dabos, Christelle
Series The Mirror Visitor (part: 1)
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781925626797
ISBN-10 1925626792
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 1 October 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Language English
Translated from French
Author(s) By Dabos, Christelle
Series The Mirror Visitor (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Australian
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 954154

Description of this Electronic Book

Long ago, following a cataclysm called 'The Rupture', the world was shattered into floating celestial islands, known now as Arks. Ophelia lives on Anima, an Ark where objects have souls. Beneath her worn scarf and thick glasses, Ophelia hides two powers: the ability to read the past of objects and their human owners, and the ability to travel through mirrors. When she is promised in marriage to Thorn, the young girl must leave her family and follow her fiance to Citaceleste, the floating capital of a distant Ark. Why has she been chosen? Why must she hide her true identity?

With a feisty, unforgettable heroine, a rich universe, romance and thrilling intrigue, A Winter's Promise will appeal equally to readers of Cornelia Funke, Scott Westerfeld and Margaret Rogerson. Discover the first instalment in a grand saga, and a talented new fantasy author.

Christelle Dabos was born on the Cote d'Azur in 1980 and grew up in a home filled with classical music and games. Her love of fantasy began with the Harry Potter series and she is part of a new generation of young fantasy writers.
Her debut series, The Mirror Visitor, won the Gallimard Jeunesse-RTL-Telerama First Novel Competition, as well as the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire and is an international success. She now lives in Belgium.

'The Mirror Visitor stands on the same shelf as Harry Potter.' Elle

'As mesmerising 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 of An 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 Firago

'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.' Telerama

'With surgical precision, Christelle Dabos has created a hybrid world between fantasy and the Belle Epoque.' MadmoiZelle

'Highly original and intricately imagined, this is world-building on an epic scale.' Bookseller UK

'Vibrant characters, inventive world-building, and a sophisticated plot.' Publishers Weekly (Starred review)


'Translated from the French, this international bestseller is world-building at its best. The unusual settings, original characters, dark intrigue, and fast-moving plot result in a book that leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next volume. It has great adult crossover as the characters and situations cross age levels.' School Library Journal (Starred review)

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, Youth 2016 (France) -- Short-listed for Older Fiction, Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019 (UK)

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Author's Bio

Christelle Dabos was born on the Cote d'Azur in 1980 and grew up in a home filled with classical music and games. Her love of fantasy began with the Harry Potterseries and she is part of a new generation of young fantasy writers.A Winter's Promise, Book One in her debut series, The Mirror Visitor, won the Gallimard Jeunesse-RTL-Telerama First Novel Competition, as well as the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire and is an international success. She now lives in Belgium.

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