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The Memory of Babel By Christelle Dabos

The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos

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Book 3 in the Mirror Visitor Quartet

The Memory of Babel Summary

The Memory of Babel: The Mirror Visitor Book 3 by Christelle Dabos

In the gripping third volume of Christelle Dabos's best-selling saga, Ophelia, the mirror-travelling heroine, finds herself in the magical city of Babel, guarding a secret that may provide a key both to the past and the future.

After two years and seven months biding her time on Anima, her home ark, it is finally time to act, to put what she has discovered in the Book of Faruk to good use. Under an assumed identity she travels to Babel, a cosmopolitan and thoroughly modern ark that is the jewel of the universe, and where automata have taken over the most humble jobs from humans. But under the surface of this pacific and orderly ark social unrest stirs, fed by the memories of a fateful purge long ago, and the inhabitants' growing fear of being replaced altogether. Will Ophelia's talent as a reader suffice to avoid her being lured into a deadly trap by her ever more fearful adversaries? Will she ever see Thorn, her betrothed, again?

The Memory of Babel Reviews

A great fantastic saga! * Le Monde des Ados *
"Strange and compelling." * The Guardian *
"Fantasy fantastique!" * The Times *
"A glowing example of the rare thing that is the YA novel in translation." * The Irish Times *
"World-building on an epic scale." * The Bookseller *
"An out-of-this-world, tugs-at-all-heart-strings, grips-you-at-every-page piece of writing." * Stylist *
"A Winter's Promise is a beautifully structured system of mirrors, reflecting in its glittering facets many other books." * The TLS *

About Christelle Dabos

Christelle Dabos was born on the Co te d'Azur in 1980 and grew up in a home lled with classical music and historical games. She now lives in Belgium. The Mirror Visitor, her debut series, won the Gallimard Jeunesse-RTL-Te le rama First Novel Competition. Since graduating in French from Oxford University, Hildegarde Serle has worked in London as a subeditor, mainly on The Independent. In 2011, she did the CIOL Diploma in Translation. She still lives in London, but her heart lives on the Quai aux Fleurs in Paris.

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The Memory of Babel: The Mirror Visitor Book 3 by Christelle Dabos
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