Episode 539-With Kate Heartfield

On May 17, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

THE EMBROIDERED BOOK by Kate HeartfieldThis week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Kate Heartfield, author of THE EMBROIDERED BOOK.

About THE EMBROIDERED BOOK: 1768. Charlotte, daughter of the Habsburg Empress, arrives in Naples to marry a man she has never met. Her sister Antoine is sent to France, and in the mirrored corridors of Versailles they rename her Marie Antoinette.

The sisters are alone, but they are not powerless. When they were only children, they discovered a book of spells – spells that work, with dark and unpredictable consequences.

In a time of vicious court politics, of discovery and dizzying change, they use the book to take control of their lives.

But every spell requires a sacrifice. And as love between the sisters turns to rivalry, they will send Europe spiralling into revolution.

About Kate Heartfield: Kate Heartfield is the author of The Embroidered Book, a historical fantasy novel (spring 2022), and Assassin’s Creed: The Magus Conspiracy (summer 2022). Her Alice Payne time travel novellas were published in 2018 and 2019. Her debut novel Armed in Her Fashion (2018) won Canada’s Aurora Award. She also writes interactive fiction, including The Road to Canterbury (2018), and The Magician’s Workshop (2019), published by Choice of Games. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Nebula, Locus, Aurora, Sunburst and Crawford awards, and her journalism for a National Newspaper Award. A former newspaper journalist, Kate lives near Ottawa, Canada.

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