City of Crows

eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: TCM2518
Released: Oct 01, 2018
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781528815628
Narrator(s): Zoe Carides
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

France, 1673. Desperate to save herself and her only surviving son from an outbreak of plague, the widow Charlotte Picot flees her village. But her son is kidnapped by slavers and she fears the boy has been taken to Paris, the terrible City of Crows. And so she resorts to witchcraft and summons assistance in the shape of a malevolent man. Meanwhile, a notorious criminal, Lesage, is unexpectedly released from the prison galleys where he has served a brutal sentence for sacrilege…

Author(s): Chris Womersley
Awards:Shortlisted for the Indie Fiction Book of the Year Award Australian Women's Weekly Great Read Readings Book of the Month Better Read than Dead Book of the Month Riverbend Books Book of the Month
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2018

Professional reviews

"Shortlisted for the Indie Fiction Book of the Year Award and the Australian Women's Weekly Great Read A haunting tale of love and witchcraft – about the lengths to which a mother will go to rescue her child, and the lengths to which a damned man will go to save his soul. “There’s murder, child sacrifice, witchcraft, plague, poison, black magic, abortion, executions, torture and Tarot… Chris Womersley’s haunting novel City of Crows will take you into a nightmare labyrinth where superstition rules and where it seems the Devil calls the tune” THE AUSTRALIAN “His writing is poetic and original; his insights into human character are true. Charlotte and Lesage shine as subtle, believable, likeable characters: cruel and treacherous but also funny and touching.” THE MONTHLY “Written at a cracking pace... another beautifully written book from a master storyteller” AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW “A harrowing adventure and an enchanted exploration of the seductive worlds of faith, hope, love, lust and longing.” ADELAIDE ADVERTISE “Inspired by real people and historical incidents, City of Crows is a novel of rare craftsmanship, with an enthralling plot, empathetic characters, a fascinating setting – in terms of both time and place – and the darkly dramatic appeal of the occult and the supernatural.” GOOD READING MAGAZINE “The characters are flawed and human. Womersley is an astute observer of human nature; his dialogue is sharp; his prose sings. His seventeenth-century Paris is a stinking cesspool of debauchery: Hieronymus Bosch in literary form. This book is fabulous.” READINGS BOOKS “A brilliantly compelling read” AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY MAGAZINE “A gothic masterpiece” BETTER READ THAN DEAD “Rooted in historical fact this is a novel that entrances you, bewitches you and keeps you thoroughly enthralled” PAGES AND PAGES"

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