By S. J. Parris
(Harper, Paperback, 9780007317738)
Publication Date: August 2011
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- The theme of the “Great Conjunction”, an astrological phenomenon that heralds the end of the world, is present from the very beginning. How does the idea of Fate and prophecies cast a shadow over the story? Does it influence the way the characters behave and the way they see their own lives? Have we lost the belief in Fate entirely in our own age, or do we still acknowledge it in less obvious ways?