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A remarkable and utterly inventive novel bursting with intrigue and romance, from Sharon Cameron, acclaimed author of THE DARK UNWINDING, which USA TODAY called "spellbindingly imaginative." Centuries after a shifting of the Earth's poles, the Sunken City that was once Paris is in the grips of a revolution. All who oppose the new regime are 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 Rene 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 fiance 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 Rene find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse. Daring intrigue, delicious romance, and spine-tingling suspense fill the pages of this extraordinary tale from award-winning author Sharon Cameron."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 43.18mm | 476.27g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0545675995
  • 9780545675994
  • 106,937

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Praise for A SPARK UNSEEN "Gripping . . . [an] absorbing, intelligent adventure." --KIRKUS REVIEWS Praise for THE DARK UNWINDING "Utterly original, romantic, and spellbindingly imaginative." --USA TODAY "Haunting thrills unfurl. . . ." --ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY "Gripping twists, rich language, and an evocative landscape." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "[A] singularly polished piece." --THE HORN BOOK "A strikingly original, twisty gothic tale that holds surprises around every dark corner." --Judy Blundell, author of WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIEDshow more

About Professor Sharon Cameron

Sharon Cameron was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work for her debut novel, THE DARK UNWINDING, which was also awarded the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award and named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at more

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6,348 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,721)
4 37% (2,352)
3 25% (1,573)
2 8% (504)
1 3% (198)
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