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If everything in your life was based on a lie
Would you risk it all to tell the truth?
At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu: an arcane and mysterious contest. Leo Martin was once a student there, but lost his passion for the grand jeu following a violent tragedy. Now he returns in disgrace, exiled to his old place of learning with his political career in tatters.
Montverre has changed since he studied there, even allowing a woman, Claire Dryden, to serve in the grand jeu's highest office of Magister Ludi. When Leo first sees Claire he senses an odd connection with her, though he's sure they have never met before.
Both Leo and Claire have built their lives on lies. And as the legendary Midsummer Game, the climax of the year, draws closer, secrets are whispering in the walls...
Closing date: 10/09/2020
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Richly imagined setting, an elusive game and the intriguing connection between two flawed and brilliantly drawn characters. Full review
A wonderful, intricately woven tale that takes you on a journey of emotions. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It made me think and feel. Wonderful. Full review
Plot, setting, characters - all brilliant. Not to be missed. Full review
Praise for THE BINDING:
'More of an experience than a book, written with such grace and wisdom. Utterly brilliant' - Joanna Cannon
'Truly spellbinding ... readers will sink gratefully into the pleasures of its pages ... Like a wonderful meal made from a few simple ingredients: the feeling in your chest when you hold someone in your arms for the first time; the sight of a host of bluebells. In recent years, the state of the world has threatened to make us forget the simple pleasures of kisses and bluebells and thick novels that tell stories of heartbreak. Here is a book to help us remember' Guardian
'Pure magic. The kind of immersive storytelling that makes you forget your own name. I wish I had written it' - Erin Kelly
'With a twisting narrative that explores humans' darkest moments and morals, Collins has created a fascinating fantasy world that evokes the atmosphere of Sarah Waters' books with a nod to Philip Pullman' - Stylist
'Spellbinding' - Tracy Chevalier
Publication date: 12/11/2020
Publisher: The Borough Press an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||12th November 2020|
|Publisher:||The Borough Press an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction, Classic fiction (pre c 1945),|