Scarlet : the Sunday Times bestselling historical romp and vampire-themed retelling of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Author: Cogman, Genevieve Published 23/11/2023 | Paperback / softback
130 x 197 x 23 | 232g
â€˜Scarlet is utterly stunning. The intrigue and adventure keep you turning the page in this exciting tale of revolution, vampires and the guillotine’ – T. L. Huchu, author of The Library of the DeadRevolutionâ€™s a bloodthirsty business . . . Revolutionary France is no place to be, especially for aristocrat vampires facing the guillotine. But the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel are determined to rescue them. And they have an ace up their sleeve: Eleanor, a lowly maid from an English estate with a striking resemblance to French royalty.
For Eleanor, the League and their legendary deeds are little more than rumour â€“ until sheâ€™s drawn into their most dangerous plot yet. The mission? Travel to France in disguise, impersonate Queen Marie Antoinette and rescue the royal family. If they succeed, itâ€™ll be the heist of the century.
But thereâ€™s more to fear than ardent Revolutionaries. For Eleanor stumbles across a centuries-old war between vampires and their fiercest enemy. And theyâ€™re out for blood . . .
Sunday Times bestselling Scarlet is the first book in the Scarlet Revolution trilogy, set during the turbulent French Revolution, and featuring all of Genevieve Cogmanâ€™s trademark wit and fast-paced plotting. Itâ€™s perfect for fans of The Invisible Library series, Kim Newman and Gail Carriger.
â€˜This book is a smart, swashbucking joy. I loved it.â€™ â€“ H.G. Parry, author of The Magician’s Daughter