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The Familiar

The Familiar

by Leigh Bardugo

A richly imagined, spellbinding new novel from the number one bestselling author of Ninth House

Format
Paperback
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Publish Date
April 2024

From Sunday Times bestselling author of Ninth House, Hell Bent and the Shadow and Bone series comes a highly anticipated, gorgeously written novel with a dusting of magic brimming with peril and dark deeds

In a shabby house in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil. But when her scheming mistress discovers her scullion is hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to win over the royal court.

Determined to seize this chance to better her fortunes, Luzia plunges into a world of power-hungry nobility, desperate kings, holy men and seers, where the lines between magic, science and fraud blur. With the pyres of the Inquisition burning, she must use every bit of her wit and resilience to win fame and hide the truth of her ancestry - even if that means enlisting the help of an embittered immortal familiar, whose own secrets could cost her everything.

From Sunday Times bestselling author comes a bewitching novel, brimming with peril in a world where a woman's ambition can prove deadly.

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