From Genevieve Cogman, the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invisible Library series comes Scarlet, a thrilling reinvention of The Scarlet Pimpernel with the addition of magic and even more mayhem. Out this May, we’re delighted to reveal its amazing cover (above) and as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also giving you a sneak peek at the book’s prologue and chapter one!
But first, check out the official synopsis for Scarlet…
Revolutionary France is no place to be, especially for aristocrat vampires facing the guillotine. . .
But the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel are determined to rescue them. And they have an ace up their sleeve: Eleanor, a lowly maid from an English estate with a striking resemblance to French royalty. The mission? Travel to France in disguise, impersonate Queen Marie Antoinette and rescue the royal family. If they succeed, it’ll be the heist of the century.
To carry out the League’s ambitions, Eleanor will have to break every rule of maid’s etiquette. She’ll disguise herself as a man, negotiate with powerful vampires and evade the Revolution’s chief agent, Citizen Chauvelin. Obsessed with the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel, Chauvelin will top at nothing to unmask him – even if Eleanor pays the price.
But there’s more to fear than ardent Revolutionaries. For Eleanor stumbles across a centuries-old war between vampires and their fiercest enemy. And they’re out for blood . . .
Scarlet is the first book in a brand new magical trilogy and as if by magic, we here at SciFiNow have conjured a first-look at the novel with its prologue and chapter one.
Simply click on the image below…
Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman is out on 11 May 2023. Find more book news, covers and sneak peeks with SciFiNow here.