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Shanghai Sparrow (An Evvie Duchen Adventure #1)

Gaie Sebold

Mass Market

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Eveline Duchen is a thief and con-artist, surviving day by day on the streets of London, where the glittering spires of progress rise on the straining backs of the poor and disenfranchised. Where the Folk, the otherworldly children of fairy tales and legends, have all but withdrawn from the smoke of the furnaces and the clamour of iron. Caught in an act of deception by the implacable Mr Holmforth, Evvie is offered a stark choice: transportation to the colonies, or an education - and utter commitment to Her Majesty's Service - at Miss Cairngrim's harsh school for female spies. But on the decadent streets of Shanghai, where the corruption of the Empire is laid bare, Holmforth is about to make a devil's bargain, and Eveline's choices could change the future of two worlds...

Praise For Shanghai Sparrow (An Evvie Duchen Adventure #1)

Fresh, entertaining fantasy from an exciting author.
— Gareth L. Powell, author of Ack-Ack Macaque

Tremendous, pacey fun -- perky heroines, mysterious men, vivid settings, dastardly plots and a steam powered dragon. What more could a girl want?
— Francis Knight, author of Fade to Black

Solaris, 9781781081853, 384pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2014

About the Author

Gaie Sebold was born in the US to an American father and English mother, and has lived in the UK most of her life. She now resides in that bit of South East London known as 'not as bad as New Cross.' She began writing shortly after learning to read, and has produced a large number of words, many of them different. She has worked as a cleaner (don't laugh, Mum), secretary, till-monkey, stage-tour-manager and editor, and now works for a charity and runs occasional writing workshops. She is an obsessive reader, enthusiastically inefficient gardener and occasional poet. She has a wonderful boyfriend, a paranoid cat and too much stuff.