We're giving 100 booklovers the chance to read Stacey Thomas' highly anticipated debut novel The Revels before it's out in July.
The stage is set and the witch-hunt is about to begin…
'I am no witch. I have not sold my soul to the devil for powers. What I am has never openly been whispered of, yet it is enough that people would hang for it.'
After his half-brother dies, aspiring playwright Nicholas Pearce is apprenticed to Judge William Percival, an infamous former witch-hunter who is under pressure to resume his old profession.
In a country torn apart by civil war, with escalating tensions between Catholics and Protestants, Royalists and Roundheads, and rumours of witchcraft, Nicholas hides a secret: the dead sing. He hears their secrets, but will he find the courage to speak up to save innocent lives, even if it means putting himself in great danger?
This spellbinding debut novel is perfect for fans of Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Bridget Collins.
'An atmospheric and powerful debut' - Hannah Kaner, author of Godkiller
'A darkly fascinating, spellbinding novel that captivated me with its fresh perspective and haunting twists.' - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne and Elektra
Read the first chapter