The Stockholm Octavo.pdf

The Stockholm Octavo PDF

Karen Engelmann


In 18th century Stockholm, as the winds of revolution rage through the great capitals of Europe, the key to a nations fate rests in the hands of an unlikely hero.

Emil Larsson is a drinker, card player and contented bachelor until he is told that his position at the Office of Excise and Customs depends on his settling down and finding a wife. Mrs Sparrow, proprietor of an exclusive gaming house, fortune teller (and confidante of King Gustav III) offers to lay an Octavo for him - a form of cartomancy which can divine his future if he can find the eight individuals who can help him realise his vision.

When Mrs Sparrow wins a mysterious fan in her card game, the Octavos deeper powers are revealed. No longer just a game of the heart, collecting his Eight is now crucial to pulling his country back from the brink of rebellion and chaos.

A debut novel full of opulent period detail, brilliantly interweaving history, romance and intrigue, in which one mans fortune holds the key to a nations precarious fate.

A delicious page-turner that brings 18th century Stockholm to vivid life, complete with scandal, conspiracy, mystery, and a hint of magic.
Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters



Sayfa Sayısı: 410

Baskı Yılı: 2012


Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Harper Collins Publishers

Hans vän fru Sparf lägger en octavo, en kortspådom, åt honom. Innan Emil hinner förstå hur allt gått till, finner han... Omslagsbild: ... Her first novel, The Stockholm Octavo, is published by Ecco/HarperCollins ( October 2012.) Writing for Clickspring presents a unique opportunity for a novelist : ...

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ACAR YALÇIN

Sleep became impossible as summer changed to autumn, and the fervor of her patriotism took hold, with long and heated monologues into her dressing table mirror late into the night. Karen Engelmann. "L., Mrs. S., Katarina E., R. Ekblad ON THE SIXTH DAY OF MARCH I was leaving home for work at Customs when Mrs. Murbeck popped her head into the hall.

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ÖZTÜRK ÖZDEMİR

'The Stockholm Octavo is a masterful book, where a win for one character is a loss for another and where any kind of loss sparks a new round of plotting and intrigue. Read it, you'll be glad you did. If you like novels that work on many levels at once, read this stunning tessellation of a book, where fortune is the flip side of intrigue and ... 25.10.2012

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ÇELİK YILDIRIM

| | | Who knew 18th-century Sweden could be so much fun? Karen Engelmann's debut novel, The Stockholm Octavo, is a juicy page-turner about the last years of King Gustav III's reign.