Amulet Paperbacks The Red Abbey Chronicles 01: Maresi
Amulet Paperbacks The Red Abbey Chronicles 01: Maresi

The Red Abbey Chronicles 01: Maresi


Publication Date: January 9, 2018

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Author: Turtschaninoff, Maria
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Ages 13 and up



A powerful fantasy that evokes the world building and moral force of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle—now in paperback

Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and poverty. Maresi, a thirteen-year-old novice who fled famine and loss four years prior, is happy in the abbey, safe under the protection of the Mother, contentedly doing her chores and stealing time in the vast library of the House of Knowledge. But then Jai, a girl with a dark past, disrupts Maresi’s idyllic existence.

Jai has escaped her home after watching her father and brothers bury her beloved sister alive in an honor killing. And when the dangers of the outside world follow Jai into the sacred space of the abbey, Maresi can no longer hide behind her books and routines—she must act.

Outside Reviewers 25-01-2018 23:30

“Utterly satisfying and completely different from standard YA fantasy, this Finnish import seems primed to win over American readers.” —Booklist, starred review

“Dramatic.... But what’s more impressive about this fantasy is the subtlety with which the serenity of the island and its way of life is established.” —Horn Book

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