A Winter's Promise

A Winter's Promise

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Hardback Published on: 11/10/2018
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A Winter's Promise
A pleasure to read, I didn't want it to end!
This was the start in a new fantasy series reminiscent of Philip Pullman’s ‘Northern Lights’, or Philip Reeves ‘Mortal Engines’. It is set in what I assume... READ MORE
Jenny at Lymington
A Winter's Promise
This is my book of the year!
Oh my goodness, this was amazing. I read this book twice in the same week because I couldn't get enough of it! I was slightly put off by how large it was a... READ MORE
A Winter's Promise
Island hopping fantasy
The cover image along with the brief blurb in the Bookseller already had me intrigued about this book and when it came available to read I jumped at the ch... READ MORE
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A Winter's Promise
A delightfully original addition to YA fantasy
I received a free reading copy of this book ahead of publication in exchange for an honest review. A Winter's Promise is reminiscent of some of the better... READ MORE
A Winter's Promise
In no way just for kids
Filled with Martin's palace politics and Rowling's spectacular spellcraft, this isn't just a series for children but a deeply clever must for all fans of f... READ MORE
Ben Buxton Smith


I think we could have all lived happily, in a way, God, me and the others, if it weren’t for that accursed book. It disgusted me. I knew what bound me to it in the most sickening of ways, but the horror of that particular knowledge came later, much later. I didn’t understand straight away, I was too ignorant. Lose yourself in the fantastic world of the arks and in the company of unforgettable characters in this French runaway hit, Christelle Dabos’ The Mirror Visitor quartet. Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, now known as arks. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides. The inhabitants of these arks each possess a unique power. Ophelia, with her ability to read the pasts of objects, must navigate this fantastic, disjointed, perilous world using her trademark tenacity and quiet strength. Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.

  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • ISBN: 9781609454838
  • Number of pages: 491
  • Dimensions: 235 x 164 mm

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The gorgeous front cover caught my attention first, although looking like a weird, upside down beehive, it reminded me of The Edge Chronicles by Ian Stewar... READ MORE
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