The Game of Triumphs

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The Game of Triumphs

By Laura Powell

Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375865879, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

Description

"Tarot comes alive in this cleverly conceived thriller that delivers action, humor, and mystery in spades." —The Bulletin

At an exclusive Soho party one rainy night, Cat stumbles into an ancient and dangerous game of fortune. A mysterious quartet of game masters deal out challenges—moves that unfold in the Arcanum, a dream-scape version of our world. Success can earn players fame, fortune, inspiration. Failure can be deadly.

At first Cat is skeptical, but undeniably curious. And when a journey into the Arcanum reveals a shocking glimpse of her family's past, Cat begins to understand what drives people to play. Sometimes it's greed or longing—other times desperation. She must know more.

Right now, the game masters hold all the cards. But Cat finds others like herself on the fringes of the game. And together an unlikely group of chancers hope to change the rules in their favor.

In the Game of Triumphs, the risks are high, but the rewards may just be worth dying for. . . .



About the Author
LAURA POWELL studied classics before embarking on a career in publishing. She now writes full-time.


Praise For The Game of Triumphs

"Tarot comes alive in this cleverly conceived thriller that delivers action, humor, and mystery in spades." —The Bulletin

"Page-turning action will leave readers breathless. Original and engrossing; readers will definitely want to play." —Kirkus

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