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The Court of Miracles

by Kester Grant

Part of the The Court of Miracles Trilogy Series

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Is there such a word as bookstruck? Because that is what I'm feeling right now, The Court of Miracles is a debut, the start of a trilogy, and a stonkingly good read. I believe both (older) young adults and adults will fall for this and I suggest just throwing yourself in and letting go. Find yourself in a reimagined Paris years after the French Revolution has failed with some of the cast of Les Miserables… this is what might have been. As well as cast members (with notable exceptions), there are little references to Les Mis to discover along the way which made me smile but please don’t think of this as being a historical tale as you are opening up a whole new world. I think The Court of Miracles would work without already knowing Eponine, Cosette, Gavroche and friends, as some develop in a completely unexpected way and there are a whole host of new characters to meet. Eponine (Nina) the Black Cat narrates, and after her father sells her beloved sister, she becomes a thief in the criminal underworld of the Court of Miracles. She soon finds herself another sister Cosette (Ettie), but in order to protect, she must betray. Opening up the trilogy in the best possible way The Court of Miracles is an adventurous story stuffed full of revenge, courage, and love. While it felt like a wondrous tale in its own right, there is obviously still much to come. I adored it and this oh so readable novel sits as a Debut of the Month, LoveReading Star Book, and Liz Pick of the Month.

Liz Robinson

The Court of Miracles Synopsis

Les Miserables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's 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, Thenardier, 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 Miserables tells the stories of your favourite characters and what might have happened if the French Revolution had not come to pass.

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The Court of Miracles Press Reviews

'[A] twisty, turny and fiercely told tale of revenge and redemption'

DAILY MAIL

'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'

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'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'

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ISBN: 9780008254773
Publication date: 18/06/2020
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780008254810
Publication date: 04/06/2020
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008254773
Publication date: 18th June 2020
Author: Kester Grant
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Debuts of the Month, Debuts, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Diverse Voices, Star Books,
Categories: Fantasy, Historical fiction,

About Kester Grant

Kester Grant is a British-Mauritian writer of colour. She was born in London, grew up between the UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the tropical island paradise of Mauritius. As a wanton nomad she and her husband are unsure which country they currently reside in but they can generally be found surrounded by their fiendish pack of cats and dogs.

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