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  • ISBN: 9780062838124
  • ISBN: 0062838121
  • Physical Description: 404 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by the Borough Press."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu: an arcane and mysterious contest. Léo Martin was once a student there, but lost his passion for the grand jeu following a violent tragedy. Now he returns in disgrace, exiled to his old place of learning with his political career in tatters.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #1
    Monteverre is an academy that teaches the grand jeu—a strange, ancient, and mysterious art. But it is in a tenuous position in this world where the ruling Party is cracking down on religion, particularly Christianity, and enforcing a society of fear, surveillance, and threat. After challenging the decisions of the Party, Minister of Culture Léo is exiled in disgrace to his alma mater and forced to relive haunted memories of his teenage years—and the passionate rivalry he had with fellow student Carfax. To make things worse, Claire Dryden, the first woman to teach at the school and holder of its highest office, grates at his arrival, and a mysterious sobbing ghost of a girl is haunting the school's halls. While at first Collins' novel may feel scattered across perspectives and story lines, the reader is in for a treat: all these mysteries converge in shocking, suspenseful ways. By the time the novel draws to a close, the weave of the story and the tight net of a powerful rivals-to-lovers romance will have captured the reader in their web. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Private schools > Fiction.
Psychological games > Fiction.
Contests > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
FICTION / Magical Realism.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Fantasy / Romance.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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