Les Misérables 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.
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.
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.
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.
About the author
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.
- ‘Strong, feminist fantasy’STYLIST
- ‘[A] twisty, turny and fiercely told tale of revenge and redemption’DAILY MAIL
- ‘Grant’s Éponine dreams of revenge, not pretty revolutionaries … She must plot a path through the treacherous Court of Miracles – a world where even the most innocent of encounters could still end with a knife in the back … A book with both a big heart and a nicely nasty streak’THE I PAPER
- ‘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
- ‘The Eponine power fantasy for everyone who has ever wanted to punch Rudyard Kipling in the face’EK Johnson, #1 New York Times bestseller