The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo **Exclusive Edition**

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In a shabby house, on a shabby street, in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil as a scullion. But when her scheming mistress discovers the lump of a servant cowering in the kitchen is actually hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to better the family’s social position. What begins as simple amusement for the bored nobility takes a perilous turn when Luzia garners the notice of Antonio Pérez, the disgraced secretary to Spain’s king. Still reeling from the defeat of his armada, the king is desperate for any advantage in the war against England’s heretic queen – and Pérez will stop at nothing to regain the king’s favour.

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‘A richly imagined, intricate tale of magic and intrigue’ DEBORAH HARKNESS, #1 bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

‘Riveting? so three dimensional you want to reach through the page’ DIANA GABALDON, #1 bestselling author of Outlander

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

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FATE CAN BE CHANGED.
CURSES CAN BE BROKEN.

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.

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PRAISE FOR LEIGH BARDUGO’S BOOKS

‘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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Weight 0.629 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 3.6 cm
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