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Six Crimson Cranes

(2021)
(The first book in the Six Crimson Cranes series)
A novel by

 
 
A princess in exile. Six enchanted cranes. An unspeakable curse.

A beautiful and immersive YA fantasy retelling of the Grimm brothers' The Six Swans fairytale, set in an East-Asian inspired world, by the author of Spin the Dawn.

'A dazzling fairy tale full of breathtaking storytelling' Stephanie Garber, Sunday Times bestselling author of Caraval

Shiori'anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs in her veins. And on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother.

A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die.

Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and uncovers a dark conspiracy to seize the throne. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in a paper bird, a mercurial dragon, and the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she's been taught all her life to contain - no matter what it costs.

Praise for Six Crimson Cranes

'An unputdownable, sweeping fairytale that thrills as much as it delights' Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Kingdom of the Wicked

'This book is magic!' Kristin Cashore, New York Times bestselling author of Graceling

'A stunning remake of a fairytale' Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

'This is a gem for all lovers of whimsical fantasy!' Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"This book is magic. The writing will transport you, and you will love Shiori. I myself loved her from the moment she jumped out the window to escape her betrothal ceremony--which was the very first scene." - Kristin Cashore

"Six Crimson Cranes is a fairytale that feels at once both epic and intimate." - Sarah Henning

"Elizabeth Lim weaves a charmer of a fairytale with her imaginative storytelling. A resilient heroine, a cast of imaginative characters, and creative plot turns make this gem of a novel sparkle." - Stacey Lee

"Six Crimson Cranes is an unputdownable, sweeping fairytale that thrills as much as it delights. Lim is a master storyteller." - Kerri Maniscalco

"A gorgeous version of an old fairy tale, told with flair and originality. A must-read for lovers of folkloric fantasy." - Juliet Marillier


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July 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
ISBN: 1-5293-5655-5 / 978-1-5293-5655-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
ISBN: 0-593-30091-2 / 978-0-593-30091-6 (USA edition)
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July 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
ISBN: 0-593-30092-0 / 978-0-593-30092-3 (USA edition)
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July 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
ISBN: 1-5293-5675-X / 978-1-5293-5675-5 (UK edition)
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July 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Lim Elizabeth
ISBN: 0-593-42583-9 / 978-0-593-42583-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Audio Editions

August 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
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August 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes: Six Crimson Cranes, Book 1
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Listening Library
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July 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes: Six Crimson Cranes, Book 1
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

July 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
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July 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Author(s): Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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