#1 in series

Gilded Cage

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice 2017

Book 1 in the series

3.69 based on 2593 ratings & 989 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

Publication date: 01.12.2016
ISBN: 9781509821464
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

A thrilling Orwellian vision of Britain, with a rebellious Hunger Games heart, Gilded Cage is the astonishing debut novel from Vic James, and the first title in her electrifying The Dark Gifts Trilogy.

A modern Britain
An age-old cruelty

Britain's magically skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them for ten years - and now it's the Hadleys' turn. Abi Hadley is assigned to England's most ruthless noble family. The secrets she uncovers could win her freedom - or break her heart. Her brother Luke is enslaved in a brutal factory town, where new friends' ideals might cost him everything.

Then while the elite vie for power, a young aristocrat plots to remake the world with his dark gifts. As Britain moves from anger to defiance, all three must take sides. And the consequences of their choices will change everything, forever.

In the media

Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page
Taran Matharu, bestselling author of the Summoner series
James's dystopian debut, the first part in her Dark Gifts trilogy, addresses issues of inequality that seem all to pertinent
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Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page
Taran Matharu, bestselling author of the Summoner series