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City of crows / Chris Womersley
Bib ID 7796944
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Womersley, Chris, author
 
Edition Picador edition. 
Description Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd, 2018 
©2017 
376 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9781760556792
Summary

A woman's heart contains all things. Her heart is tender and loving, but it has other elements. It contains fire and intrigue and mighty storms. Shipwreck and all that has ever happened in the world. Murder, if need be...1673. Desperate to save herself and her only surviving child Nicolas from an outbreak of plague, Charlotte Picot flees her tiny village in the French countryside. But when Nicolas is abducted by a troop of slavers, Charlotte resorts to witchcraft and summons assistance in the shape of a malevolent man. She and her companion travel to Paris where they become further entwined in the underground of sorcerers and poisoners - and where each is forced to reassess their ideas of good and evil. Before Charlotte is finished she will wander hell's halls, trade with a witch and accept a demon's fealty. Meanwhile, a notorious criminal is unexpectedly released from the prison galleys where he has served a brutal sentence for sacrilege...

Subjects Witchcraft -- Fiction.  |  Good and evil -- Fiction.  |  Paris (France) -- Fiction.  |  France -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.  |  Australian

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