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Order of Darkness

Written by Philippa Gregory

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A Review for Changeling, the first in the Order of Darkness series:   Best-selling Philippa Gregory’s first book for teenagers is a thrilling story of malice and betrayal, courage and passion. Tricked out of her inheritance by her greedy and duplicitous brother, Isolde must swap ruling over her own castle and estate for a life of confinement as the Lady Abbess of the local nunnery. Bad things are happening among the nuns and soon Isolde’s life is in grave danger as she is accused of heresy, a crime which carries the penalty of being burnt at the stake. How clever and feisty Isolde is rescued from her fate and turns the tables on her persecutors with the help of Luca Vero, the handsome young enforcer of true religion, is a spellbinder of a story. ~ Julia Eccleshare

A note from Philippa Gregory: “I am delighted to move into a new area of writing. I know I have many young adult readers already and it will be a pleasure to write a series especially for them. Bringing history alive is a great joy and to bring it to a younger generation doubly so.”

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Order of Darkness Synopsis

A bind-up of the first three books in bestselling author Philippa Gregory's rich, dramatic, atmospheric Order of Darkness series, launching a fantastic new cover look!

The year is 1453, and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, Luca Vero is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of the days. His first mission takes him to a nunnery where the women are showing terrible signs of possession under an imprisoned Lady Abbess - Isolde. Thrown together by danger, Luca and his true friend Freize, alongside Isolde and her companion Ishraq, embark on a daring journey across Europe, as they uncover the secrets of Order of Darkness, racing to stay ahead of the end of the world.

Dive deep into the world of medieval legends and disentangle reality from fear: read the first three books in the Order of Darkness series from the internationally renowned author of historical fiction Philippa Gregory.

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Order of Darkness Press Reviews

deftly conceived ...richly detailed The Daily Telegraph on Changeling

She (Gregory) brings the time period to life vividly, and I felt like I was being transported back to medieval Europe as I read the novel.   The Bookbag on Stormbringers


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ISBN: 9781471164255
Publication date: 15/06/2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781471164255
Publication date: 15th June 2017
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 864 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the international bestseller The Other Boleyn Girl, which became a major film starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Several books later, she is looking at the family that precedes The Tudors in the The Cousins' War series, which was televised by the BBC as The White Queen. Philippa's other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for several hundred wells for the primary schools of this ...

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