The Court of Miracles (Hardcover)

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The Court of Miracles is not what you would first think about when you think “courts”.  This is the court for the seedy underbelly of Paris, the thieves, beggers, and assassins.  They have their own laws and hierarchy that must be followed.  When you become one of them, you never get out.  

When Nina’s sister is sold to the  Guild of Fresh, she vows to do anything to get her back.  


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Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution.

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father's fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger--the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh--Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city's dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice--protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger.

About the Author

Kester (Kit) Grant is a British-Mauritian writer of color who has lived all over the world: Mauritius, Democratic Republic of the Congo, England, USA, and France. She has worked as a copywriter and a volunteer writing mentor for the Ministry of Stories, a UK nonprofit based on Dave Eggers's 826 National. You can learn more about her on her website at and follow her on Twitter at @kgtellsstories.

Praise For…

“The narrative shines in its depictions of the gritty criminal underworld and its fierce and resourceful heroine…. Raw and spirited.” —Kirkus Reviews

Vividly sketched characters, high stakes, and a harrowing plot distinguish Grant’s tale, which champions justice and found family while opposing human trafficking.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“If you've been looking for a Les Miserables retelling, Kester Grant has the book for you!” —BuzzFeed
Product Details
ISBN: 9781524772857
ISBN-10: 1524772852
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020
Pages: 416
Series: The Court of Miracles