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In the opulent palace of Ohaddin, women have one purpose - to obey. Some were brought here as girls, captured and enslaved; some as servants; some as wives. All of them must do what the Master tells them, for he wields a deadly and secret power.
But the women have powers too. One is a healer. One can control dreams. One is a warrior. One can see everything that is coming. In their golden prison, the women wait. They plan. They write down their stories. They dream of a refuge, a safe place where girls can be free.And, finally, when the moon glows red, they will have their revenge.
A note from the author: “I think that it's rare for a book to focus solely on the female experience, and put it at its heart. That is why Maresi is such an important book for me. I want Maresi to enlighten every reader, normalising that women are powerful, strong, intelligent and most importantly, that they matter.”
Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the The Red Abbey Chronicles, Maresi. You can read their full reviews here.
|Publication date:||24th January 2018|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, General Fiction|
Maria Turtschaninoff was born in 1977 and has been writing fairy tales since she was five. She is the author of many books about magical worlds, has been awarded the Swedish YLE Literature Prize and has twice won the Society of Swedish Literature Prize. She has also been nominated for the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Naondel is part of the Red Abbey Chronicles which began with Maresi. Follow Maria Turtschaninoff on Instagram.More About Maria Turtschaninoff