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The Revels

(2023)
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The stage is set, and the witch-hunt is about to begin . . .

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A spellbinding debut novel perfect for fans of Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Bridget Collins.

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England, 1645.

After his half-brother dies, aspiring playwright Nicholas Pearce is apprenticed to Judge William Percival, an infamous former witch-hunter who is under pressure to resume his old profession.

In a country torn apart by civil war, with escalating tensions between Catholics and Protestants, Royalists and Roundheads, and rumours of witchcraft, Nicholas hides a secret: the dead sing. He hears their secrets, but will he find the courage to speak up and save innocent lives, even if it means putting himself in great danger?

'Evocative . . . weaves sublimely like its witch knots' SUSAN STOKES CHAPMAN, bestselling author of Pandora

'Darkly fascinating' JENNIFER SAINT, bestselling author of Ariadne

‘Wonderfully atmospheric’ ELODIE HARPER, bestselling author of The Wolf Den

‘Compelling’ LAURA SHEPPERSON, bestselling author of The Heroines

‘A delicious, witchy delight’ HANNAH KANER, bestselling author of Godkiller

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"What can I say about The Revels? Beautiful prose, lyrical dialogue, a sense of intrigue and possibility challenging the reader's assumptions and weaving a spell throughout the highly accomplished plot. Truly a debut for the ages!" - Natalie Chandler

"A beguiling tale, rich in atmosphere and beautifully told. Fans of The Binding will love this stand out debut." - Lianne Dillsworth

"Wonderfully atmospheric and compelling with a fabulous twist on the genre." - Elodie Harper

"A delicious, witchy delight. An atmsopheric and powerful debut that keeps you guessing at to how it will unravel." - Hannah Kaner

"A darkly fascinating, spellbinding novel that captivated me with its fresh perspective and twists." - Jennifer Saint

"A most compassionate take, as well as a compelling one." - Laura Shepperson

"An original debut of rich historical detail with a protagonist you really want to root for." - Susan Stokes-Chapman


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