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A girl.

A secret. 

A life-changing journey.

Born covered in the feathers of a bird and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Marea has always known she was different but has never known why. And so to find answers, she goes in search of the father she has never met.

The hunt leads her to the City of Murmurs, a place of mermaids and mystery, where jars of swirling mist are carried through the streets by the broken-hearted.

And Mara will never forget what she learns there.

Feathertide is an enchanting, magical novel perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Katherine Arden's The Bear and the Nightingale.

©2020 Beth Cartwright (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"A beautiful fairytale of a book with the most delicious prose. I devoured [it]." (Alex Bell, best-selling author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club)

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Truly Magical

I enjoyed listening to this story. it was truly magical. if a Story had wings this one would fly. The narration was soothing and gentle, very suited to the storytelling. The story itself was like a fairytale, a coming of age, a discovery and ultimately an acceptance. it was lovely and I enjoyed it.

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VIVID AND DEEPLY IMAGINATIVE.

This makes a pleasant change from those fantasy books where there are dragons and battles and destruction and chaos. Instead, this story is softer, slower and calmer and offers a sense of hope and poignancy.

This is definitely Marea's story and we see her grow and gain her independence in a world of uncertainty. The obstacles she encounters are often of her making which is frustrating but also very relatable! It is a beautiful internal and external journey. I will definitely make this journey again, even if it's just to savour the imagery. A magical piece of escapism.

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the descriptions of places and people were good, however the main characters emotions were over indulged.

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Glorious Fantasia

I chose this title because I love the unknown, myths and legends and the places one can go in one’s mind and to be totally lost in the thrill of wonderment. A beautiful tale weaved in and out of the elements and its possibilities and adventures.
So delicately narrated by Sophie C that it instantly drew me into its web from which I did not want to escape.
Unfortunately I know not of anyone who shares my passion for all things unexplainable and therefore will keep its magic to myself.