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The Betrayals

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
The Betrayals is a beautiful dystopian romance about coming of age as an artist and the love affair artistic collaboration can be, while also being an acute political novel about the fate of spiritual values in a totalitarian system. A rich delight."—Sandra Newman, author The Heavens and The Country of Ice Cream Star

An intricate and utterly spellbinding literary epic brimming with enchantment, mystery, and dark secrets from the highly acclaimed author of the #1 international bestseller The Binding.

If your life was based on a lie, would you risk it all to tell the truth?

At Montverre, an ancient and elite academy hidden high in the mountains, society’s best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu—the great game—an arcane and mysterious competition that combines music, art, math, poetry, and philosophy. Léo Martin once excelled at Monteverre, but lost his passion for scholarly pursuits after a violent tragedy. He turned to politics instead, and became a rising star in the ruling party, until a small act of conscience cost him his career. Now, he has been exiled back to Monteverre, his fate uncertain.

But this rarified world of learning he once loved is not the same place Léo remembers. Once the exclusive bastion of men, Montverre is now run by a woman: Claire Dryden, also known as Magister Ludi, the head of the grand game. At first, Léo feels an odd attraction to the Magister—a mysterious, eerily familiar connection—though he’s sure they’ve never met before.

As the legendary Midsummer Game approaches—the climax of the academy’s year—long-buried secrets rise to the surface and centuries-old traditions are shockingly overturned. 

A highly imaginative and intricately crafted literary epic, The Betrayals confirms Bridget Collins as one of the most inventive and exquisite new voices in speculative fiction. 

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

May 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Betrayals: A Novel
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-06-283812-1 / 978-0-06-283812-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Betrayals: The stunning new work of fiction from the author of the Sunday Times bestseller THE BINDING
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-00-827216-6 / 978-0-00-827216-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Betrayals: A Novel
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-06-309034-1 / 978-0-06-309034-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Betrayals
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-00-827217-4 / 978-0-00-827217-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

November 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Betrayals: Bridget Collins, Book 2
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   


November 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Betrayals: Bridget Collins, Book 2
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Betrayals: Bridget Collins, Book 2
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Betrayals: A Novel
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Betrayals: Stunning new fiction from the author of the Sunday Times bestseller THE BINDING
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU