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(Maresi Red Mantle)
(The first book in the Red Abbey Chronicles series)
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Maresi returns in the thrilling conclusion to the feminist fantasy epic The Red Abbey Chronicles

For Maresi, the Red Abbey was a haven of safety, in a world ruled by brutal men. But now she is a woman and it is time for her to leave.

Armed with the wisdom of the the First Mother, she returns home to Rovas, a land of forest-clad mountains and rushing rivers, where the superstitious village folk struggle under the rule of a cruel governor. But Maresi meets with more resistance than she bargained for, and soon finds she must use all the terrible force of the Crone's magic to protect her people. Can she find the strength to do so when her heart is filled with love for the first time?

Maresi Red Mantle is a thrilling, moving tale of womanhood and fighting for what is right.

Maria Turtschaninoff was born in 1977 and has been writing fairy tales since she was five. She is the author of six novels about magical worlds, has been awarded the Finlandia Junior in 2014, the Swedish YLE Literature Prize, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland Award and has twice won the Society of Swedish Literature Prize. She was also nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2013 and 2017 and the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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"Dark, brave and so gripping." - Laura Dockrill

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