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Torn

Torn

A seamstress who stitches magic into clothing finds herself torn between loyalty to her brother and her secret love for a nobleman in this debut fantasy inspired by the French Revolution.

In a time of revolution, everyone must take a side.

Sophie, a dressmaker and charm caster, has lifted her family out of poverty with a hard-won reputation for beautiful ball gowns and discreetly embroidered spells. A commission from the royal family could secure her future — and thrust her into a dangerous new world.

Revolution is brewing. As Sophie’s brother, Kristos, rises to prominence in the growing anti-monarchist movement, it is only a matter of time before their fortunes collide.

When the unrest erupts into violence, she and Kristos are drawn into a deadly magical plot. Sophie is torn — between her family and her future.
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Fiction / Fantasy / Epic

On Sale: March 20th 2018

Price: $2.99 / $3.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 480

ISBN-13: 9780316478618

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Praise

"One of the best novels I've read this year! Torn is masterfully written -- full of fascinating politics and compelling characters in a vividly rendered, troubled city. Sophie is a believable, layered, and wonderful heroine; her journey from ordinary to extraordinary is a joy to read. I absolutely loved this book!"—Sarah Beth Durst
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"Torn challenges readers to thoughtfully consider all sides of social change by humanizing each perspective. Readers interested in classic fantasy, feminism, adventure, and a bit of romance will enjoy this thought-provoking book."—Booklist
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"Miller weaves a fresh, richly textured world full of magic-stitched ball gowns and revolutionary pamphlets. The vivid, complex setting and deeply human characters make for an absorbing read!"—Melissa Caruso
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"A gorgeous weave of romantic fantasy and urgent politics."—Anna Smith Spark
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"Miller deftly weaves a thrilling tale of revolution and turmoil in a complex fantasy world."—Cass Morris
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"Real stakes combined with a clever, unique magic system."—B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog
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"Strong research, moral ambiguities, and an innovative magic system."—Kirkus
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Highly recommend.... Fun, excitement, and magic all sewn into one amazing story.—The Speculative Herald
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"Impossible to put down. I will be impatiently awaiting the sequel."—Books, Vertigo & Tea
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"Positively enchanting.... I loved every page!"—Powder & Page
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"[A] wonderful debut."—BookPage
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"A joy to read.... Found myself swept away into the world and character."—Tenacious Reader
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"I thoroughly enjoyed this story, especially the touch of magic added by the spell-casting through sewing.... The characters were well written, and the twist at the end is perfectly believable."—The Qwillery
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"Deep, socially aware fantasy, plus a very cool magical system."—Deborah Ross
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