The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner

The Red Necklace

bySally Gardner

Kobo ebook | August 5, 2010

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The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants Yann dead.

Yann is spirited away to London but three years later, when Paris is gripped by the bloody horrors of the Revolution, he returns, charged with two missions: to find out Kalliovski's darkest deeds and to save Sido from the guillotine.

With a tangle of secrets, a thread of magic and a touch of humour, the follies of the aristocracy and the sufferings of ordinary people are unfolded as their lives move relentlessly towards the tragic and horrific days of the Terror. THE RED NECKLACE is not only a tremendous adventure story but a vibrant and passionate picture of Paris in turmoil and of a large cast of memorable characters.

Title:The Red NecklaceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 5, 2010Publisher:Hachette Children'sLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1842557645

ISBN - 13:9781842557648

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Held My Interest This is by no means my favourite book, but it did hold my interest. I'm still curious what happens to Tetu and Yann, I haven't found that this is part of a series yet though. Anything to do around the French revolution I find interesting and this perspective was quite different. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a Yes I could not get enough of this book! The switching between characters was perfectly timed, i would find it hard to dislike this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Historical Fiction, Fantasy or realistic Fiction. This book is for everyone. You will not be able to put it down!
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could take it or leave it I didn't hate this story. You know that a story doesn't exactly have a *wow* factor when the first thing you think of when you're trying to review it is "I didn't hate this story". Normally I'm a huge fan of historical fiction, but I found the characters forgettable and the plot to be both confusing and unimpressive. I mean, it was alright, but not something I'll pick up again. There were parts of it that were okay. Which is why I didn't hate it. But there were far too many things that just didn't impress upon me at all. So I didn't love it or like it, but I didn't hate it. I was mostly just "meh" about it. Ah well.
Date published: 2010-05-18