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A Skinful of Shadows

Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear.

From Costa Book of the Year winner Frances Hardinge comes a new dark historical fantasy that's sure to satisfy her legions of fans.

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"Thanks to her Fellmotte lineage, Makepeace comes to harbor several spirits within her, and she takes on as many external personas — servant, spy, medic, prophet — as she attempts to escape (and eventually bring down) the Fellmottes, who see her little more than a vessel.... Hardinge, whose The Lie Tree was the 2015 Costa Book of the Year, crafts a delicious combination of historical adventure, coming-of-age tale, and supernatural intrigue, set amid power struggles that reshaped 17th-century England." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 14 and up
Author Frances Hardinge
ISBN 1419725726
Publication Date Oct 17, 2017
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
Language English