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The Betrayals

Bridget Collins

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HARPER360
12 November 2020
Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Historical fiction
From the Number 1 bestselling author of THE BINDING 'Another triumph' Erin Kelly 'Totally addictive' Joanna Glen 'A rich delight' Sandra Newman 'Just beautiful' Joanna Cannon 'Dizzyingly wonderful' The Times If everything in your life was based on a lie Would you risk it all to tell the truth?

At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu: an arcane and mysterious contest. Leo Martin was once a student there, but lost his passion for the grand jeu following a violent tragedy. Now he returns in disgrace, exiled to his old place of learning with his political career in tatters.

Montverre has changed since he studied there, even allowing a woman, Claire Dryden, to serve in the grand jeu's highest office of Magister Ludi. When Leo first sees Claire he senses an odd connection with her, though he's sure they have never met before.

Both Leo and Claire have built their lives on lies. And as the legendary Midsummer Game, the climax of the year, draws closer, secrets are whispering in the walls...
By:   Bridget Collins
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780008427016
ISBN 10:   0008427011
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   12 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bridget Collins' first adult novel, THE BINDING, was a UK number 1 bestseller. She originally trained as an actor before publishing seven acclaimed books for young adults. THE BETRAYALS is her second adult novel.

Reviews for The Betrayals

'The Betrayals is a beautiful dystopian romance about coming of age as an artist and the love affair artistic collaboration can be, while also being an acute political novel about the fate of spiritual values in a totalitarian system. A rich delight.' - Sandra Newman 'It's just beautiful - written with such elegance and poise. What I love about Bridget's books is her ability to write the most magical worlds of escapism and yet anchor those worlds very much in today' - Joanna Cannon 'She's done it again: this is another triumph from the incomparable imagination of Bridget Collins. The Betrayals sinks its teeth into you and won't let you go. It's a mesmerising, intimate and ambitious story about art, love and what it means to be human. If you loved The Binding, you'll adore The Betrayals.' - Erin Kelly 'Another sumptuous act of imaginative world-building... If you're looking for an absorbing, transporting work of fiction - and why would you not be? - The Betrayals is just the thing... settle in, and enjoy getting lost in this captivating book' OBSERVER 'More lavish magical escapism from the unit-shifting author of The Binding' - Irish Independent 'A unique, unexpected and beautifully unsettling story... gorgeously beguiling and totally addictive' - Joanna Glen, author of The Other Half of Augusta Hope 'Brilliant... a captivating, imaginative tale' - Woman & Home Praise for THE BINDING: 'Truly spellbinding ... readers will sink gratefully into the pleasures of its pages ... Like a wonderful meal made from a few simple ingredients: the feeling in your chest when you hold someone in your arms for the first time; the sight of a host of bluebells. In recent years, the state of the world has threatened to make us forget the simple pleasures of kisses and bluebells and thick novels that tell stories of heartbreak. Here is a book to help us remember' Guardian


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