An exciting, romantic novel set against the feverish backdrop of the French Revolution. Clever and head-turningly attractive, fourteen-yearold Yann is an orphan who has been raised in Paris by Ttu, a dwarf with secrets he has yet to reveal to the More...
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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
An exciting, romantic novel set against the feverish backdrop of the French Revolution. Clever and head-turningly attractive, fourteen-yearold Yann is an orphan who has been raised in Paris by Ttu, a dwarf with secrets he has yet to reveal to the gypsy boy. Its the winter of 1789, and the duo have been working for a vain magician named Topolain. On the night when Topolains vanity brings his own death, Yanns life truly begins. Thats the night he meets shy Sido, an heiress with an ice-cold father, a young girl who has only known loneliness until now. Though they have the shortest of conversations, an attachment is born that will influence both their paths. And what paths those will be! Revolution is afoot in France, and Sido is being used as a pawn. Only Yann will dare to rescue her, and hell be up against a fearful villain who goes by the name Count Kalliovski, but who has often been called the devil. Itll take all of Yanns newly discovered talent to unravel the mysteries of his past and Sidos and to fight the devilish count. As in the award-winning I, Coriander, Sally Gardner has masterfully combined the historical and the fantastical in this sumptuous, riveting adventure.
Sally Gardner trained at art college and went on to work in the theatre, winning awards for her costume designs for some notable productions. After her twin daughters and her son were born she started to illustrate children's books, and then turned to writing. She lives in North London.