A thief. An officer. A guardian.
Three strangers. One shared destiny . . .
When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing.
Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes…
Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spying on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet.
Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a traitor. Groomed to command by his legendary grandfather, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when he discovers a cryptic message that only one person, a girl named Alouette, can read.
Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos.
All three have roles to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.
Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables.
I am a sucker for an amazing cover and this book has an amazing cover. Have i read the Les Mis no but i did read the lunar chronicles. I not sure if i can say that it a retelling of les mis but i do see the connection to lunar chronicles.
I choose to read this on a weekend when my family and job obligations would be low. Why cause i knew that i would devour this book and having to stop and take care of something was not on my agenda. Did i achieve my goal of reading it in a weekend yes yes i did. I loved it every page, every plot twist, every delicious secret that was uncovered.
This is a long book and sometimes i am leery of long books especially from authors i know nothing about. Why cause i worried i won’t like it and spent my money on a monster book, worried that the author are not gonna suck me in the way someone i know does, and most of all worried i like most of it but the ending will let me down. Did any of that happen no, this book will suck you in, the author will not drop the story and bore you to death and best of all the ending will leave you longing for the next one.
This book does everything i want in a good book, strong characters, action that i not sure how will play out and you get to see the story from all sides as it told in each character voice throughout the book. If your a fan of lunar chronicles i can say for sure you like this book. Pick it up give yourself a bit of time and dive in. See you in march of 2020 when book two comes out.