Publication Date: 11/04/2024 ISBN: 9780241655306 Category:

The Familiar

Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 11/04/2024 ISBN: 9780241655306 Category:


This book is scheduled to be published on 11/04/2024.
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‘A richly imagined, intricate tale of magic and intrigue’ DEBORAH HARKNESS, #1 bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

‘A wonderful, transporting ride through history… a deeply romantic novel’ KATHERINE ARDEN, bestselling author of The Bear and The Nightingale



In a shabby house in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil. But when her scheming mistress discovers her scullion is hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to win over the royal court.

Determined to seize this chance to better her fortunes, Luzia plunges into a world of power-hungry nobility, desperate kings, holy men and seers, where the lines between magic, science and fraud blur. With the pyres of the Inquisition burning, she must use every bit of her wit and resilience to win fame and hide the truth of her ancestry – even if that means enlisting the help of an embittered immortal familiar, whose own secrets could cost her everything.

From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a bewitching novel, brimming with peril in a world where a woman’s ambition can prove deadly.



‘A tour de force of suspenseful pacing and empathetic writing’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘Simultaneously elegant and grotesque, eerie and earthbound’ WASHINGTON POST

‘Impossible to put down’ STEPHEN KING

‘A pacey read with electric prose’ INDEPENDENT

‘Sultry, sweeping, picturesque’ USA TODAY

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PRAISE FOR LEIGH BARDUGO 'Impossible to put down' -- Stephen King 'One of the best fantasy novels I've read in years' -- Lev Grossman 'Mesmerising' -- Charlaine Harris

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