There is a world where gods you’ve never heard of have wound themselves into hearts, and choice has led its history down a different path.
This is a world where France made a small, downtrodden island called England part of its vast and bloated empire.
There are people here who can cross a thousand miles with their minds. There are rarer people still who can move between continents in the blink of an eye.
These people are dangerous.
And wanted. Desperately wanted.
Apprentice hedgewitch Vela Rue knows that she is destined for more. She knows being whisked off from a dull country life to a city full of mystery and intrigue is meant to be. She knows she has something her government wants, a talent so rare and precious and new that they will do anything to train her in it.
But she doesn’t know that she is being lied to. She doesn’t know that the man teaching her about her talent is in love with her, and considered by some to be the most dangerous man alive.
So she will learn. She will learn how to betray everyone around her for empty promises, how to choose the wrong man to trust, and just how real her dreams can be…
‘Hugely ambitious and imaginative … a brilliant debut’ – The Guardian
‘FEARSOME DREAMER is truly a dream of a book. It grips and doesn’t let go. Laure Eve’s imagination is dazzling, and she is clearly here to stay. In this book is one of the most seductive and exciting fantasy worlds I’ve encountered, helped further by a brilliant and feisty and – yes – fearsome heroine in the form of Rue. I devoured it.’ – Matt Haig