‘Fabrice Colin is a master of French Fantasy. He is a spellbinding storyteller and his novels generate a delightful feeling of wonder’ Le Monde
In the world of Arcadia, reality takes on the colors of dreams: an idyllic kingdom, bathed in the magic of faerie, where ministers are poets and artists are kings, where the future is taboo and death an unlikely prospect.
One day, however, strange omens disturb the peacefulness of Arcadia’s magnificent capital. Blue-tinged nights, a ghostly vessel… The painter Rossetti and his friends feel themselves mysteriously drawn. One hundred and forty years later, in a post-apocalyptic Paris submerged beneath the waters, four young lovers of Victorian art hear the same call, and prepare to tear open the veil that separates the two worlds.
To the sound of Excalibur’s song, and to save Arcadia’s queen, a handful of artists take on the role of knights…