Kester Grant is a British-Mauritian writer of colour. She was born in London, grew up between the UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the tropical island paradise of Mauritius. As a wanton nomad she and her husband are unsure which country they currently reside in but they can generally be found surrounded by their fiendish pack of cats and dogs.
'Strong, feminist fantasy'
'[A] twisty, turny and fiercely told tale of revenge and
'Grant's Eponine dreams of revenge, not pretty revolutionaries
... She must plot a path through the treacherous Court of Miracles
- a world where even the most innocent of encounters could still
end with a knife in the back ... A book with both a big heart and a
nicely nasty streak'
THE I PAPER
'As Nina's quest ... takes her from the catacombs to the palace,
from the company of beggars to revolutionaries to the Dauphin
himself, the balance between fairy tale and realism is beautifully
maintained. Beguiling, in an Angela Carter-like way'
'A dark, thrilling tale of what goes on in a fantastical
Parisian underworld ... come for the world-building and Les
Mis connections, stay for the heroine'
'The Eponine power fantasy for everyone who has ever wanted to
punch Rudyard Kipling in the face'
EK Johnson, #1 New York Times bestseller