The Dark Fable

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Evie Wilder can turn invisible. This is not something she was born with but grew out of childhood trauma that left her an orphan. She uses this power to lift wallets to help her survive, but when La Fable Sombre notices her at a museum event, her life becomes entangled in their schemes to steal magical objects. Invisibility is one ability they don’t have, so they welcome her in with open arms.

This family they’ve created attracts Evie, but the possibility of learning the truth of her past is what makes her commit. When one of their schemes goes awry and they are captured, she becomes cautious and hesitant. It takes all of their abilities to escape unscathed. How can she help with their next big heist if she can’t implicitly trust them?

This dark tale is a mash-up of Renegades, I Am the Weapon, and Six of Crows, but with detailed descriptions, multiple characters, plus a little French. The world-building is lengthy, but those who stick with it will enjoy the final twists and turns and the truth about Evie’s past. A teaser ending hints at a sequel, but readers will be satisfied with Evie’s conclusion.

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Author Katherine Harbour
Star Count 2.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date 30-Jan-2024
ISBN 9781547613748 Buy this Book
Issue March 2024
Category Young Adult