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Paris of Wonders
  • Between fantasy and detective novels, reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes and Arsène Lupin
  • Vivid, appealing, and carefully portrayed characters
  • Lively paced investigations filled with pitfalls
Pierre Pevel
Paris of Wonders
(Le Paris des merveilles)
Type
Fantasy
Word count
85,000 words per book
Rights sold
(2 Countries) : Bulgaria, Czech Republic
Details
Book 1 - The Enchantments of Ambremer
Book 2 - The Elixir of Oblivion
Book 3 - The Immobile Kingdom
Awards
Plume Libre 2016
V&S Award 2015
Prix Imaginales 2005 for best novel

‘A stroll through a fascinating alternate Paris at the turn of the 20th century, but one in which mystery, magic, and murder lurk at every step’ Elbakin.net

Welcome to Paris of Wonders, one of the gates between our universe and the OtherWorld ruled by the fairy queen. This could be Paris during the Belle Epoque, but when you look more closely, the Eiffel Tower is built of snow-white wood, mermaids bathe in the Seine, and flying cats roam the roofs of the city.

Louis Denizart Hippolyte Griffont is a gentleman wizard. Charged with investigating illegal trafficking in enchanted objects, he soon finds himself dealing with a series of murders and facing multiple perils: a powerful sorcerer, immortal gargoyles, and above all, forced partnership with Isabel de Saint-Gil, a renegade fairy all-too-familiar to Griffont…

A whirlwind of mysterious events will lift the veil concealing Griffont’s past, as well as an ancient secret that threatens to rock the throne of Ambremer, coveted by the Black Queen.
 
  • Between fantasy and detective novels, reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes and Arsène Lupin
  • Vivid, appealing, and carefully portrayed characters
  • Lively paced investigations filled with pitfalls

About the author

Pierre Pevel
Pierre Pevel, born in 1968, is one of the foremost writers of French Fantasy today. He is published internationally, and was awarded numerous prizes, from the David Gemmell Legend Award for the best newcomer to the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire and Prix Imaginales, both for best novel.