The Missing of Clairdelune: Book Two of the Mirror Visitor Quartet

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6.5 X 9.0 X 1.8 inches | 1.7 pounds

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About the Author

Christelle Dabos was born on the Côte d'Azur in 1980 and grew up in a home filled with classical music and historical games. She now lives in Belgium. The Mirror Visitor, her debut series, won the Gallimard Jeunesse-RTL-Télérama First Novel Competition.

Since graduating in French from Oxford University, Hildegarde Serle has worked in London as a newspaper subeditor, mainly on The Independent and The Sunday Telegraph. In 2011, she decided to combine her love of both English and French by doing the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation. Although she still lives in London, her heart still lives on the Quai aux Fleurs in Paris.


Praise for The Missing of Clairdelune

"Welcome to a darkly enchanting tale [ . . . ] Dabos' second Mirror Visitor novel is a strong and suspenseful fantasy blockbuster which will appeal to both teenagers and adults."--South China Morning Post

"Extravagant, intelligent fantasy which just gets better. In The Missing of Clairdelune, the delightful Ophelia - a reluctant Jane Eyre to her taciturn fiancé Thorn - continues to assert her independence as she negotiates the dangerous political maze of the Arks."--Katherine Langrish, author of the Troll Trilogy

"There's magic here, but the true magic is in the writing and translation. The narrative rockets with deceptive ease [ . . . ] The invisibility of effort in the prose is refreshing as is the flawless translation [ . . . ] Fresh and inventive, it explores new territory in the genre."--Eric Boss, MPIBA

"Escalating stakes ratchet tension while a somewhat leisurely pace allows readers to savor Dabos's spectacular settings, exquisitely rendered characters, and the ever-evolving relationships that bind them."--Publishers Weekly

"The plots multiply, the world of the Arks gains depth, and details abound, enveloping the reader as the pages fly by."--Le Monde des ados

"Particularly elegant writing, which also leaves room for a discreet sense of humor."--Le Figaro Littéraire

"Christelle Dabos has the gift of gripping readers of all ages."--Lire

"This book is bursting with inventiveness."--Le Monde des livres

"A subtle sense of magic, in fluid and elegant language."--Télérama

Praise for A Winter's Promise

"Your next YA obsession."--Entertainment Weekly

"Dabos has managed the rarely seen triad of complex worldbuilding, nuanced character development, and enthralling plot, even making it look easy. Not a seam shows in this intricate narrative weave that centers on and empowers an endearingly bookish and clumsy anti-heroine without insisting she change."--Kirkus Reviews

"As mesmerizing as a waking dream, A Winter's Promise is certain to ensnare you in its unique, dizzyingly magical world of treachery, illusion, and intrigue."--Margaret Rogerson, author of An Enchantment of Ravens

"A fantastic epic, definitely, but also a coming-of-age novel, this first volume makes a strong impression. A novelist is born."--Le Figaro

"Today, The Mirror Visitor stands on the same shelf as Harry Potter."--Elle Magazine

"Christelle Dabos impresses in this first novel with the power of her imagination. The architect of a bewitching and complex world, she sustains it with a subtle sense of wonder and elegant, flowing language. From metaphor to metaphor, this addictive and charming novel is also a great coming-of-age story."--Télérama

"From the very first page, you are thrown into this universe, launched through one of Anima's mirrors, never to return."--20 Minutes

"Readers' passion for this series comes from the pleasure of walking up and down the world of the Arks, weightless floating islands that are ruled by family spirits and humans gifted with special powers."--Le Monde

"With surgical precision, Christelle Dabos has created a hybrid world between fantasy and the Belle Époque."--MadmoiZelle

"The author continues her masterful architecture in this second installment as the arks, the family relationships, and the characters' histories all gain greater depth and dimension."--Kirkus Reviews