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.
"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
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Oct 17, 2017|
|Publisher||Harry N. Abrams|