It is 1870: opening night at the Royal Opera House in a freezing city by the sea, where a huge, crystal chandelier in the shape of a galleon sparkles magically with the light of 750 candles. Celeste, a theatre rat, wakes up in a costume basket from what she hopes is a bad dream, to find that everyone at the theatre where she works thinks she is someone else. When the chandelier falls, she is haunted by a strange girl who claims to know Celeste’s past and why she must risk playing a game called the Reckoning to try to save the people she loves.
From the award-winning author of ‘I, Coriander’, this is Sally Gardner’s first middle grade novel in 14 years and it soars with the imagination of a master story-teller.
ISBN 9781786695222 Great for Ages 9-12