City of Crows
"A nightmare labyrinth where superstition rules and where it seems the Devil calls the tune" - The Australian
New York Times Books recommended read
Shortlisted for the Indie Award for Fiction
Readings Books Book of the Month
Better Read than Dead Book of the Month
Riverbend Books Book of the Month
Australian Women's Weekly Great Read
France, 1673. Desperate to save herself and her only surviving child from an outbreak of plague, the widow Charlotte Picot flees her village to seek sanctuary in Lyon.
But, waylaid on the road by slavers, young Nicolas is stolen and his mother left for dead. Charlotte fears the boy has been taken to Paris for sale, for it is well known there is no corruption in a man’s heart that cannot be found in that terrible City of Crows.
Yet this is not only a story of Paris and its streets thronged with preachers, troubadours and rogues. It is also the tale of a woman who calls herself a sorceress and a demon who thinks he is a man . . .
A haunting tale of love and witchcraft — about the lengths to which a mother will go to rescue her child, and the lengths to which a damned man will go to save his soul.