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In the Vanishers' Palace

(2018)
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From the award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen series comes a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land...

A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village's debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world.

A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a difference.

When failed scholar Yen is sold to Vu Con, one of the last dragons walking the earth, she expects to be tortured or killed for Vu Con's amusement.

But Vu Con, it turns out, has a use for Yen: she needs a scholar to tutor her two unruly children. She takes Yen back to her home, a vast, vertiginous palace-prison where every door can lead to death. Vu Con seems stern and unbending, but as the days pass Yen comes to see her kinder and caring side. She finds herself dangerously attracted to the dragon who is her master and jailer. In the end, Yen will have to decide where her own happiness lies - and whether it will survive the revelation of Vu Con's dark, unspeakable secrets...

Advance praise for In the Vanishers' Palace

"Another stellar offering by Bodard. Her signature intensity is on display in this tale of people (and dragons) struggling to survive in the ruins of an alien conquest. Emotionally complex relationships interweave with richly drawn and deftly nuanced world-building." - Kate Elliott, author of the Court of Fives series

"A transformative experience. With dragons." - Fran Wilde, Hugo and Nebula nominated author of The Bone Universe and The Gemworld series

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Another stellar offering by Bodard. Her signature intensity is on display in this tale of people (and dragons) struggling to survive in the ruins of an alien conquest. Emotionally complex relationships interweave with richly drawn and deftly nuanced world-building." - Kate Elliott

"A transformative experience. With dragons." - Fran Wilde


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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Vanishers' Palace
Author(s): Aliette de Bodard
ISBN: 1-62567-398-1 / 978-1-62567-398-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In the Vanishers' Palace
Author(s): Aliette de Bodard
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Title: In the Vanishers' Palace
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Title: In the Vanishers' Palace
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: In the Vanishers' Palace
Author(s): Aliette de Bodard
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October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the Vanishers' Palace
Author(s): Aliette de Bodard
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU