#1 in series

Gilded Cage

Book 1 in the series

4.1 based on 564 ratings & 383 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

Publication date: 26.01.2017
ISBN: 9781509821457
Number of pages: 416

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

I really enjoyed this. It was a brisk, entertaining story, in a world that left me wanting to find out more. I will definitely be getting the next book when it comes out
Genevieve Cogman
I really enjoyed this. It was a fast-paced, entertaining story, in a world that left me wanting to find out more. I will definitely be getting the next book when it comes out
Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library
A dark and intriguing vision of an alternate, magic-drenched Britain, GILDED CAGE kept me up way into the night
Aliette de Bodard

Upcoming events

Vic James at Forbidden Planet London

Vic James at Forbidden Planet London

  • Forbidden Planet Shaftesbury Avenue
    Forbidden Planet Shaftesbury Avenue
    Forbidden Planet 179 Shaftesbury Ave London, WC2H 8JR UNITED KINGDOM
  • 26 January 2017 18:00
26 January 2017 06:00Z 26 January 2017 07:00Z

To celebrate the launch of Gilded Cage, the first installment in the Dark Gifts trilogy, Vic James will be signing copies at Forbidden Planet " "Thursday 26 January 2017 " "6-7pm

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