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ISBN: 9781250884251
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 9th, 2024

If there's one thing to say about The Familiar, it's that it is a wonderfully constructed and well-researched historical fantasy that will make you say. "Yeah, okay, this is why Leigh Bardugo has an 8-figure deal with her publisher." Her exploration into inquisition Spain through the eyes of these characters is beautifully layered with Luzia, Santángel, and Valentina offering perspectives that are inherently different but united in their desperation for something in their lives to be better. That need sweeps them into a situation that is more complicated and dangerous than any of them expected, making this book a magnificent examination of a thirst for power and the destruction that comes in its wake.