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Naondel : Red Abbey Chronicles - Maria Turtschaninoff


Red Abbey Chronicles

Hardcover Published: 26th April 2017
ISBN: 9781782690931
Number Of Pages: 448

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The prequel to Maresi - a stunning feat of fantasy storytelling in which a group of women join forces to escape their harem and found the Red Abbey.

A priestess, a warrior, an aristocrat, a servant, a witch, a fisherman's daughter and a slave destined for human sacrifice: seven very different women united by one common bond- they are all prisoners of the handsome, cruel Iskan, and they all want to escape. But in order to do so they must first they must find a way to overcome their differences and work together...

This prequel to the brilliant Maresi weaves multiple stories and voices into an ambitious and utterly engrossing fantasy tale

About the Author

Maria Turtschaninoff was born in 1977 and has been writing fairy tales since she was five. She is the author of many books about magical worlds. She has been awarded the Swedish YLE Literature Prize and has twice won the Society of Swedish Literature Prize. She has also been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Maresi is the first book in the three-part Red Abbey Chronicles, all of which will be published by Pushkin Press.

Industry Reviews

A prequel that introduces the founding sisters of the all-female Red Abbey... their interwoven stories, told with unflinching clarity, rise to a vengeful climax with the glow of the red moon, and will stay with the reader long after the book is closed Guardian An unforgettable feminist epic, shot through with hypnotic dark charm The Bookseller Epic in its scope, intimate in its observation: if Maresi felt like encountering a rare and blazing talent, Naondel is here to brand the certainty under your skin. An origin story of sorts, in Naondel Turtschaninoff pushes us further into the darkness, shining a light on the best and the worst of human nature Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of 'The Girl of Ink and Stars' I cannot recommend this book enough, whether you've read Maresi or not. If you enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale or Only Ever Yours then you'll love this. It's tragic and painful and hopeful and empowering and I just loved it Maia and a Little Moore (blog) Reading it, I felt empowered. I felt proud to be a woman, and of who I am Once Upon a Bookcase (blog) A great read for teens and adults alike... the lives of so many women described in this book is heart breaking and yet ultimately empowering. Either one of these books could have been book one, both brilliant yet different Independent Book Reviews This novel absolutely blew me away, tore my heart out and rebuilt me. It was far more than I ever expected, even though my expectations were high Little Huxtales (blog) I just had to read on and on Bookwitch (blog) 5 Words: Power, control, feminism, survival, magic Tea Party Princess (blog) The Bookseller magazine named this book as 'An unforgettable feminist epic, shot through with hypnotic dark charm' - I could not have summed it up better myself Everything I Wished For (blog) Exquisite... I could talk forever about how much I love Maria Turtschaninoff's writing Ink Drops Books (blog) Bears comparison with the best of Ursula K. Le Guin Helsingin Sanomat Maresi stands out for its startling originality, and for the frightening plausibility of the dangerous world it creates Rebecca Hawkes, Telegraph Combines a flavour of The Handmaid's Tale with bursts of excitement reminiscent of Harry Potter's magic duels Observer Maresi is rich, powerful vision - thrilling, harrowing and exhilarating by turns. It conjures up a startlingly well-fashioned world that's different to ours, yet disturbingly familiar. It grips like a vice and enchants like a distant song. It's tale-telling as strong, complex and admirable as its heroine Jonathan Stroud, author of The Amulet of Samarkand Turtschaninoff weaves a hypnotic spell... at once contemporary and timeless Guardian Brutal and beautiful, Maresi walks the knife edge so thrillingly I read it in one sitting. Embued with myth, wonder, and told with a dazzling, compelling ferocity. I can hardly wait for the next instalment Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars A haunting fable Suzy Feay, Financial Times Should appeal to fans of Ursula Le Guin... A lucid, layered, deeply engaging story Metro Dark, powerful and original... it really stands out in a very crowded YA marketplace. Thrilling, suspenseful and gloriously feminist The Bookseller Full of courage. Dark, brave and so gripping you will read it in one sitting Laura Dockrill A beautifully painted, fantastical setting like no other; this story will resonate with me for a long time Ben Alderson, booktuber Atmospheric, immersive and definitely original, Maresi has a quiet urgent magic that makes her story powerful, poignant and memorable For Books' Sake A poignant, slow-burning fantasy Taran Matharu, author of the Summoner fantasy series A few times in a life time, a book comes along that wraps you completely in its world and its characters. Wildly imaginative and vivd and filled with wonders... this book makes me proud to be a woman Casey Daveron, booktuber (Casey Ann Books) Maresi is a tale of sisterhood, survival and fighting against the odds that will capture the hearts of both teen and adult feminists alike and will leave you feeling extremely empowered... I think it's a very special book and one that deserves lots and lots of attention Lucy Powrie, booktuber (Queen of Contemporary) Maresi is an incredible book... if you like Louise O'Neill's Only Ever Yours, you'll love this. Fantastically original... [and] a very important read Amber Kirk-Ford, booktuber (The Mile Long Bookshelf) Absolutely incredible, wonderfully mesmerising and a complete delight...I will definitely read whatever Turtschaninoff writes in future. Maresi completely captured my heart along with my imagination, and I'm not sure I want it back Once Upon a Bookcase This dark, deceptively simple story is a great addition to the growing feminist fantasy genre Scotsman Beautifully written... Maresi has a touch of Katniss about her, and although the target market is different, female lovers of dystopian fantasy adventures will enjoy the journey The School Librarian

ISBN: 9781782690931
ISBN-10: 178269093X
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 26th April 2017
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.54

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