Dangerous Remedy

Dangerous Remedy

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The first in a dazzling, commercial, historical adventure series set in the extravagant and deadly world of the French Revolution. A whirlwind of action, science and magic reveals, with a diverse cast of fearless heroines, a band of rebels like no other.

Camille, a revolutionary's daughter, leads a band of outcasts - a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding. As the Battalion des Morts they cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems. The girl's no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she?

In a fast and furious story full of the glamour and excesses, intrigue and deception of these dangerous days, no one can be trusted, everyone is to be feared. As Camille learns the truth, she's forced to choose between loyalty to those she loves and the future.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 41mm | 700g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1789543649
  • 9781789543643
  • 46,365

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'Another dose of fantastical escapism is to be found in Kat Dunn's captivating debut Dangerous Remedy, a madcap mashup described by the author as 'Stranger Things in the French Revolution' that is part steampunk adventure, part historical thriller ... What follows is an enthralling, fast-paced adventure with a cast of likable characters; Camille's relationship with her lover Ada is particularly well drawn. There's a neat denouement and the promise of sequels' Guardian. 'Sizzling with tension this dazzling story with fantastical twists blends science with magic and power with romance to reach an explosive finale. Frankenstein meets The Musketeers. C'est magnifique!' South Wales Evening Post. 'I found myself very quickly absorbed in the fascinatingly messy set-up of libertarian idealism gone wrong. The writing is lavish and richly evocative of a restless country, teetering between exultation and protest. Wonderfully diverse and effortlessly memorable, the characters of the battalion carry the heart of the story ... Dangerous Remedy is an easy recommendation for those looking to escape into a highly enjoyable historical YA romp with a sprinkle of fantasy' The Bookbag. 'Dunn's delightful French Revolution-set debut pays homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel. The resourceful Camille and her girlfriend Ada attempt to survive both revolutionaries and royalists' i newspaper. 'Dark, deadly and delicious. A thrilling adventure set in a lavish but ruthless world, with a spirited cast of characters you will root for instantly' Bex Hogan, author of Viper. 'The deadly world of the French Revolution gets a fantastical twist in the first of a new series following a diverse band of fearless rebels. Wonderfully atmospheric fill of strange science, mysterious powers and fearless heroines' The Bookseller.
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About Kat Dunn

Kat Dunn grew up in London and has lived in Japan, Australia and France. She's written about mental health for Mind and the Guardian, worked as a translator for Japanese television and co-hosts the YA podcast YA OUGHTA! Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition. She lives in London.
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Rating details

312 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 25% (79)
4 35% (110)
3 27% (84)
2 10% (30)
1 3% (9)
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