Rook (Hardcover)

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A post-apocalyptic homage to The Scarlet Pimpernell! By day, Sophia Bellamy is a well-bred young lady about to save her family’s fortunes by marrying a rich, airhead parisian. By night, she is Le Corbeau Rouge, the Red Rook: a mysterious trickster who snatches prisoners from the very scaffold of the guillotine in a blood-washed, dystopian Paris. Swashbuckling! Swordplay! Narrow escapes! Romance! Repartee!

— Fiona

A post-apocalyptic homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel! By day, Sophia Bellamy is a well-bred young lady about to save her family’s fortunes by marrying a rich, airheaded Parisian. By night, she is Le Corbeau Rouge, the Red Rook: a mysterious trickster who snatches prisoners from the very scaffold of the guillotine in a blood-washed, dystopian Paris. Swashbuckling! Swordplay! Narrow escapes! Romance! Repartee! Sink me, it’s awesome!

~Fiona

— From Rook

Description


History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?
Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy Rene Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiance is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.
As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and Rene find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.
Daring intrigue, delicious romance, and spine-tingling suspense fill the pages of this extraordinary tale from award-winning author Sharon Cameron.

About the Author


Sharon Cameron's debut novel The Dark Unwinding was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, A Spark Unseen; Rook, which was selected as an Indiebound Indie Next List Top Ten selection, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and a Parents' Choice gold medalist; and The Forgetting, an Autumn 2016 Kids' Indie Next List selection. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at sharoncameronbooks.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545675994
ISBN-10: 0545675995
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Pages: 464
Language: English
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