Hi everybody! I am new here.😊 I am a French author born and raised in Versailles, now living in the US. The English translation of my Historical Fantasy bestseller “The Court of Shadows” will hit the shelves on 19 September. I can’t wait to share this story with American readers! Here are some of the ingredients I put in my witch cauldron: 🧛DEADLY VAMPIRES In the world of Vampyria, vampires really do want to kill people - and yet retain their creepy fascination. They are cruel and mesmerizing predators, who have been reigning over France for the last three centuries. Forget sparkling bloodsuckers: here we return to the Gothic origins of the vampire, from Bram Stoker to Anne Rice. ⚔️FIERCE HEROINE In the heart of rural France, commoner Jeanne Froidelac witnesses the vampire-king’s soldiers murder her family. She vows to do everything to avenge her family - and she will stop at NOTHING to achieve her goal! 📚DARK ACADEMIA To seek her revenge, Jeanne disguises herself as an aristocrat and enrolls in a prestigious school for aspiring courtiers: the school of the Grande Écurie. But Jeanne, of course, is no aristocrat. She dreams not of court but of blood. The blood of a king. 🎭VERSAILLES INTRIGUES The palace of Versailles is full of mortal spies and ambitious immortal courtiers ready to do anything to obtain royal favor. But beware: at the Court of Shadows, every misstep must be paid in blood! ✨DANGEROUS ALCHEMY The mystical secret of vampirism finds its origin in alchemy. This forbidden science manipulates blood and bodily humors, to create unspeakable monsters and wonders beyond imagination... 👪FOUND FAMILY After the massacre of her parents and brothers, Jeanne thought she was alone in the world. But in Versailles, she will meet other broken beings like her. Tortured souls who hide their wounds and their tenderness under monstrous masks. Glorious misfits who could become her new family.

Posted by Victor Dixen at 2023-09-13 03:01:37 UTC