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The Court of Miracles

The Court of Miracles Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
Series: The Court of Miracles, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this pause-resisting adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris' criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution.

Liberty

1828 and the citizens of Paris still mourn in the wake of their failed revolution. Among them, in the dark alleys and crumbling cathedrals of the city, the most wretched have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins - and worse. Together they are known as the Court of Miracles. 

Family

Eponine has lost more than most. When her father, Thénardier, sells her sister to the Guild of Flesh, she makes a promise to do anything she can to get her sister back, even if that means joining the Court of Miracles, the very people keeping her sister a slave. 

Treachery

Eponine becomes perhaps the greatest thief the Court has ever known, finding a place among them and gaining another sister, Cosette. But she has never forgotten the promise she made, and if she’s to have any hope of saving one sister, she will have to betray the other. 

This beautiful reimagining of Les Misérables tells the stories of your favourite characters and what might have happened if the French Revolution had not come to pass. 

©2020 Kester Grant (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"As Nina's quest...takes her from the catacombs to the palace, from the company of beggars to revolutionaries to the Dauphin himself, the balance between fairy tale and realism is beautifully maintained. Beguiling, in an Angela Carter-like way." (SFX

"A dark, thrilling tale of what goes on in a fantastical Parisian underworld...come for the world-building and Les Mis connections, stay for the heroine." (Starburst)

 Strong, feminist fantasy." (STYLIST)

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Started With Such Promise

I enjoyed the beginning of the book but as the story went on the middle felt like it was a little rushed, I felt nothing for the main character untill chapter 25 on wards & the action picked up. I believe there could of been more character building & going from place to place in the boom could of been paced out more , the story was a hit & miss for me in places but the ending did leave intrigue to pick up the next one in the series when it releases