Nemesis and the Swan

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Blackstone Publishing
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6.1 X 8.9 X 1.2 inches | 1.35 pounds
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About the Author

Lindsay K. Bandy writes historical and contemporary young adult fiction as well as poetry. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband, two daughters, and two cats, and currently serves as the co-regional advisor of the Eastern Pennsylvania region of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


"Lindsay Bandy's Nemesis and the Swan is a brilliantly written coming-of-age story set in Paris during the French Revolution. Readers will enter the world of the aristocratic Hélène d'Aubign, just as it crumbles into one where no one can be trusted, and love is a dangerous choice."

-- "Tracey Enerson Wood, author of The Engineer's Wife"

"An intriguing tale, full of lush historical detail and with an unforgettable heroine."

-- "Tracy Barrett, award-winning author of Anna of Byzantium and Freefall Summer"

"An expertly crafted, paced, and detailed coming-of-age novel that fans of the French Revolution will easily lose themselves in."

-- "Jenni L. Walsh, author of Becoming Bonnie"

"A lush tale of hope and heartbreak, Nemesis and the Swan spins a delicate web that readers will never want to escape."

-- "Sharon Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of The Forgetting"

"This stunning debut novel held me in its thrall from the first page until the last. This felt like reading Les Misérables crossed with The Bronze Horseman. What an amazing gem. I rooted for Héléne and Theo and felt their connection every second, even while the more pressing matters of war and fear of imprisonment closed in."

-- "Natasha Boyd, author of The Indigo Girl"

"Bandy weaves a lush tale of Parisian history, romance, and family intrigue. A stellar debut."

-- "Jennie K. Brown, award-winning author"

"Mesmerizing and poetic, this book captures the mind and the heart. It will haunt your thoughts during the day, and show up in your dreams at night. An evocative and powerful work."

-- "Linda Oatman High, award-winning author, playwright, and journalist"

"Bandy's debut features credible historical detail, an engaging narrator, and a sweet romance...A lush portrayal of personal and national struggles."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"This intrigue-soaked work of historical fiction feels entirely of the past and yet also incredibly relevant...Bandy has penned a story of revolutions, both large scale and deeply personal, weaving them through the narrative in a powerful way."

-- "Booklist"

"This book is extremely well written, keeping suspense until the end. Hélène is layered and interesting, and the story of the revolution, unfolding around her, is fascinating. Nemesis and the Swan is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys romance, historical fiction, and well-drawn settings. If you like books with complexity and high emotional stakes, this one is for you."

-- "New York Journal of Books"