Fawkes

Fawkes : A Novel

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Guy Fawkes's son must join his father's plot to kill the king if he's to survive the plague overtaking his body in this reimagined fantastical history of the Gunpowder Plot. Remember, remember the fifth of November.

In 17th-century London, two forces rule the people: the color powers and the Stone Plague. Brown masks can manipulate wood. Black masks control the night. And red masks . . . well, red is the color of blood.

Thomas Fawkes needs a gray mask so he can remove the stone that has invaded his body and will ultimately take his life. But when he fails his color test, his only hope is to track down his father, the infamous Guy Fawkes, and demand his color mask.

But his father has other plans: to kill the king.

Thomas must join forces with his father if he wants to save his own life. When his errands for the cause bring him time and again to Emma Areben, a former classmate, he is exposed to a whole new brand of magic.

Emma doesn't control just one color-she controls them all.

And she wants to show Thomas the full power of color magic, but it goes against everything his father is fighting for.

If Thomas sides with his father, he could save his own life. But it would destroy Emma and her family. To save one, he must sacrifice the other

No matter Thomas's choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there's no turning back.

Praise for Fawkes:

"An imaginative, colorful tale about choosing for yourself between what's right and what others insist is the truth." -Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of My Lady Jane

"Hold on to your heart as this slow burning adventure quickly escalates into an explosion of magic, love, and the truth about loyalty." -Mary Weber, bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy and To Best the Boys

"A magical retelling that will sweep you back in time-to a divided England where plagues can turn you to stone and magic has a voice." -Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author

"A must-read for all fantasy fans!" -Lorie Langdon, author of Olivia Twist

"Brandes turns 17th-century London into a magical place." -Jill Williamson, author of By Darkness Hid and Captives
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 147 x 221 x 28mm | 521g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 0785217142
  • 9780785217145
  • 95,229

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'Set against the backdrop of the infamous Gunpowder Plot but with a paranormal parallel reflecting the real-life Protestant and Catholic conflicts of the day, this adventure tackles class and race issues...Thomas' struggle for survival and acceptance, and the chemistry he shares with Emma, make this a satisfying tale.' * Publishers Weekly * 'Brandes successfully blends magic into history, and one can easily see both sides of the conflict as Thomas struggles with his choice. VERDICT A recommended purchase where the genre is in demand.' * School Library Journal *
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About Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She is the author of Fawkes, Romanov, and the award-winning Out of Time Series. Her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she's not busy writing novels about bold living, she's adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. Nadine, her Auror husband, and their Halfling son are building a Tiny House on wheels. Current mission: paint the world in shalom. Visit Nadine online at NadineBrandes.com; Instagram: NadineBrandes; YouTube: Nadine Brandes; Twitter: @NadineBrandes; Facebook: NadineBrandesAuthor.
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2,889 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (1,035)
3 22% (647)
2 8% (236)
1 2% (72)
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