The Court of Shadows

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5.67 X 8.58 X 1.34 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Two-time winner of the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, Victor Dixen stands at the forefront of French fantasy. His acclaimed series include Animale, Phobos, Cogito, Extincta, and Vampyria. A nomadic writer, he has lived in Paris, Dublin, Singapore, New York, and now Washington, DC, drawing inspiration from the promises of the future as much as the ghosts of the past.

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Françoise Bui spent twenty years as an executive editor at Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, where her list of edited books included numerous novels in translation. Of these, four received the Mildred L. Batchelder Award (for most outstanding children's book initially published in a foreign language), and two were Honor titles. Originally from France, Bui lives in New York City.


"Dixen excels at concocting unexpected detours and jaw-dropping cliffhangers. Anne Rice fans will be especially enthralled." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fantasy fans who like their speculative fiction filled with vampyre aristocrats and plenty of twists along the way will enjoy taking a bite out of this series starter." --Library Journal

"The Court of Shadows has intriguing world-building and a protagonist with true, merciless grit. You're rooted in the familiar, yet there are enough twists to break your expectations. Jeanne is vicious in her determination, and the king is utterly fascinating. I NEED TO SEE HIM WITHOUT THAT MASK!" --Charlie N. Holmberg, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician

"I loved it! The tension, the intrigue, the undercurrents of revolution, and above all else, a warrior girl who still wants to love and be loved. This will be an immediate classic. Bravo!" --Amy Harmon, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times bestselling author

"Seductive, thrilling, and deliciously dark, The Court of Shadows brings the glamour and danger of eighteenth-century Versailles to life. This is historical fantasy at its finest!" --Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The 100

"Victor Dixen has crafted a decadent literary feast that makes vampire lore fresh again. The Court of Shadows deserves a place on your bookshelf with all the bloodsucking classics." --Megan Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author of Grim Lovelies

"A brilliant and brave young heroine who is still realistically vulnerable, in a world of vampires who really do want to kill people--and yet retain their creepy fascination. Read this to find out why Victor Dixen's thrilling series is a huge bestseller in France. I can't wait to read the next one!" -- Ellen Kushner, World Fantasy Award and Locus Award winner, author of Swordspoint

"Gory, twisty, heart-stopping fun of the best kind--I couldn't stop reading!" --Shelley Parker-Chan, #1 bestselling author of She Who Became the Sun

"Victor Dixen's The Court of Shadows is an entirely original version of a world ruled by vampires. His protagonist, Jeanne, makes choices that are genuinely unpredictable as she seeks vengeance for the deaths of her family. I could not put this book down." --Charlaine Harris, author of All the Dead Shall Weep