Who needs a wedding ring when you can pick up a sword? A remarkable and utterly inventive novel from Sharon Cameron, author of The Dark Unwinding, which USA Today called "spellbindingly imaginative".
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?
Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.
As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.
Daring intrigue, delicious romance, and spine-tingling suspense fill the audio of this extraordinary tale from award-winning author Sharon Cameron.
©2015 Sharon Cameron (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.
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I am addicted! Love the modern take on pimpernel. Made me look four other like books absolutely loved narrator and her voices and accents.
"An Action Packed Story!!"
I absolutely loved this story and how it was told. I also loved the Accent although it was hard to understand what was happening sometimes bit I repeated the story a few second and listened again. But otherwise I loved it.
"Definitely worth it"
Struggled a bit at the beginning, thinking this was just another YA-dystopian-love triangle story - Turned out to be such a refreshing story. Lots of twists. Stick to it!
"great listen. wonderful story. "
I really enjoyed this book by Sharon Cameron. my only issues were the vague setting and the fact that the reader did better voices for all of the male characters. but I think all aspects of the story, performance, and characters gave for an exciting and captivating novel.
"Scarlett Pimpernell ripoff"
Thinly disguised and barely different- yet I suppose if you hadn't read the original you'd like it. Sadly, the original is a Classic for well deserved reasons. I hate to be a curmudgeon but why are these people getting awards for just reworking past creations that had real merit? There's a while new genre of blatant ripoffs- and they aren't improving on anything. Mostly I'm offended that the summary from the publisher didn't state clearly what it was - do we just assume that no one reads real books anymore? Ignoring the original doesn't make the plot line your own kids.
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