Book 3 of the Mirror Visitor Quartet
In the gripping third volume of Christelle Dabos’s best-selling saga, Ophelia, the mirror-travelling heroine, finds herself in the magical city of Babel, guarding a secret that may provide a key both to the past and the future. After two years and seven months biding her time on Anima, her home ark, it is finally time to act, to put what she has discovered in the Book of Faruk to good use. Under an assumed identity she travels to Babel, a cosmopolitan and thoroughly modern ark that is the jewel of the universe, and where automata have taken over the most humble jobs from humans. But under the surface of this pacific and orderly ark social unrest stirs, fed by the memories of a fateful purge long ago, and the inhabitants’ growing fear of being replaced altogether. Will Ophelia’s talent as a reader suffice to avoid her being lured into a deadly trap by her ever more fearful adversaries? Will she ever see Thorn, her betrothed, again?
“A great fantastic saga!” —Les Monde des ados
“Christelle Dabos establishes herself through the power of her imagination.” —Télérama
Praise for A Winter’s Promise
“Strange and compelling . . .” —The Guardian
“Finally, a glowing example of the rare thing that is the YA novel in translation.” —The Irish Times
“An out-of-this-world, tugs-at-all-heart-strings, grips-you-at-every-page piece of writing.”— Stylist
“A steampunk Pride and Prejudice.” —Matthew Skelton, author of Endymion Spring
“Highly original and intricately imagined, this is world-building on an epic scale.”—The Bookseller
Christelle Dabos was born on the Côte d’Azur in 1980 and grew up in a home filled with classical music and historical games. She now lives in Belgium. The Mirror Visitor, her debut series, won the Gallimard Jeunesse-RTL-Télérama First Novel Competition, and every book in the series has proved to be a runaway bestseller. A Winter’s Promise was shortlisted for Waterstones’ Children’s Book Prize in 2019.