Book Title: The Red Necklace

Details: Author: Gardner, Sally

Reading Age: 13 +

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

ISBN-13: 9781842556344

Number of pages: 384

Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.9 x 19.9 cm

Retail Price: €10.24

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Book Details

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.


A gripping read (The Children's Bookseller)

A tense and believable fantasy (Historical Novels Review)

Enthralling (The Daily Telegraph)

A tremendous adventure story told at breathtaking pace (My Child)

Sophisticated, unpatronising ... extremely rewarding (Waterstones Books Quarterly)

Told with relentless pace (Inis)

One word to describe The Red Necklace: Fantastic! (Alexandra Dignan, Aged 12 Undercover)

A truly original voice ... a thrilling read (Spectator)

A rattling good story (The Guardian)

Peopled with thrilling characters and gorgeously suspenseful (The Times)

Book Description

A thrillingly exciting, action-packed novel about a boy destined to be a hero of the French Revolution."