Wednesday, 20 December 2017
by Garth Nix
Lady Truthful Newington (aka Newt) will inherit her family's treasure, the Newington Emerald, on her eighteenth birthday. The emerald is a beautiful gemstone, but more than that, it also bestows its wearer with magical powers.
Unfortunately, the emerald disappears one dark and stormy night, and Newt sets off to recover it. As no well-bred young lady should be out on the streets on her own, Newt's plan involves using a disguise - a glamour that makes others see her as a man. The disguise definitely helps Newt move freely throughout London, but it also complicates matters as she has to maintain two different identities.
This is a delightful regency romance that includes fantasy and magic, a case of mistaken identity and adventure.