Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Retelling, Romance, Thriller Publication.Date March 12th 2013 Pages: 352 Published By: Random House Children's Books Website Jane Nickerson
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I couldn't remember a time when thoughts of him didn't send a silvery little thrill through my body. He was a mystery and a magician and all my family's hopes for the future rolled into one. Soon, when the carriage covered the last miles of our journey, I would meet him at last - my godfather and guardian, Monsieur Bernard de Cressac.
It was as if the world here were coated with glamour, as in some fairy tales, with nothing really as it seemed.
"But tell me," he continued, "will you not call me Bernard?""I should like to oblige, sir, but would it be fitting when you stand in place of a father to me?""The devil with "fitting". It is what I wish, and I warn you I am persistent in getting what I want."