By Morgan Rhodes
The lives of Toronto adolescents Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve round assisting their mom out on the family’s used bookstall, The Speckled Muse. It’s a comparatively uneventful after-school task, till an package deal arrives addressed to her mom, Julia. pondering it’s not anything greater than run-of-the-mill stock, Becca opens it and gets rid of the booklet inside of, unwittingly triggering an old magic and intertwining their fates with the powers that circulate from the mysterious leather-bound booklet. parallel worlds collide and Becca is left in a catatonic nation after her spirit is snatched from modern day Toronto again to the traditional global of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the full occasion, and vows to do no matter what is important to save lots of her… yet from what? not anything has ready them for what’s in store.
Written in alternating views that shift among modern day Toronto and the traditional kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes supplies a wealthy and suspensful sequence opener that may go away readers breathless.
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See genealogical chart. 3. Toussaint Robert, born in Blois on May 30. 1741, died on March 22, 1814. See genealogical chart. Jean Toussaint Robert, born in Blois on July 20, 1766, died on October 11, 1845. See genealogical chart. 6. Prosper Robert, born in Blois on November 29. 1767, died on February 28. 1844. See genealogical chart. 59 ROBERT-HOI DIN 103 al court at the Chateau de Blois and the rich lords living in its shadow was a guarantee of prosperity for the masters of this art. There were no less than two hundred artisans and watchmakers in Blois at the end of the seventeenth century.
These reasons induced me to defer, if not renounce, my plans, [«] This confession, with its almost raw sincerity, profoundly expresses one of RobertHoudin's fundamental character traits: his ability to combine contrasting feelings like passion and reason, a rare capacity that was one of the keys to the success of his personal and professional life. Robert-Houdin was, as we have already written, the reed of the fable and not the oak, the turtle and not the hare, and — to remain a bit longer in the universe of La Fontaine - he was obviously always the ant and never the cicada.
E. Deveille. Archives Nationales. 289. Fol. 444. note, page 3. With the revoking of the Edict of Nantes and the departure of the royalty, the majority of the watchmakers left Blois. Some followed their noble clientele to Paris, and some moved to Franche-Comte. in the regions of Doubs and the Jura. Finally, a large part mo\ed to Switzerland and everything points to the possibility that, contrary to common belief, it was the exodus of artisans from Blois that led to the long-lasting establishment of the French and Sw iss watchmaking industries.
A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, Book 1) by Morgan Rhodes