Publication Date: October 23, 2018
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Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up
Speculative fiction from the acclaimed author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear for fans of The Glittering Court series
Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose: Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendant of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier.
The imperial practice of genetic curation (think arranged marriage via online dating) will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her own mother before her, but before she does her duty, she’ll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire.
In Canada, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire’s greatest placement geneticists, and August O’Brien, the son and heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates.
In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process—just like the first Victoria.