Harlequin’s Riddle

Woven from shining threads of history, myth and the Commedia dell’Arte, Harlequin’s Riddle memorably explores the magic of creativity and the power of story against the background of an intriguing and vividly-realised world.

Sophie Masson, Author of international bestseller Forest of Dreams

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Tales of great Joy, and of great Woe

Ten years ago, Mina’s beloved older brother disappeared with a troupe of Travelling Players, and was never heard from again.

On the eve of Mina’s own departure with a troupe, her father tells her she has a special gift for Storytelling, a gift he silenced years before because he was afraid of her ability to call visions into being with her stories.

Mina soon discovers that the Travelling Players draw their powers from a mysterious place called Tarya, where dreams are transformed into reality.  While trying to solve the mystery of her brother’s disappearance, she discovers a dark cost to the Players’ onstage antics. Torn between saving her brother or exposing the truth about the Players, could her gifts as a storyteller offer a way to solve Harlequin’s riddle?

Featuring the beloved characters of the Commedia dell’Arte, Harlequin, Pierrot and Columbine, this is the first book in an original new fantasy series by Rachel Nightingale. If you loved The Night Circus you will love Harlequin’s Riddle. Published by Odyssey Books and available from 17 June.