The Red Necklace

The Red Necklace

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The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants Yann dead. Yann is spirited away to London but three years later, when Paris is gripped by the bloody horrors of the Revolution, he returns, charged with two missions: to find out Kalliovski's darkest deeds and to save Sido from the guillotine. With a tangle of secrets, a thread of magic and a touch of humour, the follies of the aristocracy and the sufferings of ordinary people are unfolded as their lives move relentlessly towards the tragic and horrific days of the Terror. THE RED NECKLACE is not only a tremendous adventure story but a vibrant and passionate picture of Paris in turmoil and of a large cast of memorable characters.Think carefully before you answer, for I never make an offer twice.a#39; TAotua#39;s small legs had started to shudder as if caught in a trap. Yann heard the scrabble of Balthazara#39;s claws up the spiral staircase and there was the dog staring at them with itsanbsp;...

Title:The Red Necklace
Author:Sally Gardner
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2010-08-05


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