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A Dark Inheritance



Description ajoutée par Gkone 2022-10-13T20:43:13+02:00

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Dans trente jours, je serai mort.

Felix Ashe avait trois frères aînés. Tous trois sont morts le jour même de leur dix-huitième anniversaire, dans d'horribles accidents. Felix est certain d'une chose : dans un mois, il aura dix-huit ans à son tour, et il connaîtra le même sort.

Car il en est persuadé, il pèse sur sa famille une terrible malédiction qui empêche quiconque d'hériter de l'immense fortune de son père. Felix est bien décidé à découvrir comment la briser, si ce n'est pour lui, en tout cas pour sauver son petit frère, Nick.

Sa quête le mènera des tréfonds du New York de l'ère du jazz aux landes lointaines du Yorkshire. Derrière tous ces mystères se cache une implacable société secrète qui ne pourra que précipiter sa perte... ou lui offrir son unique chance de rédemption.

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The Great Gatsby meets The Inheritance Games in this gloriously twisty thriller, perfect for fans of #DarkAcademia and Leigh Bardugo's Ninth House

Once I had four brothers. Three of them are dead. I am next.

Felix Ashe is sure of only one thing. In thirty days, on his eighteenth birthday, he will die. He might be the only one convinced of this, but the gruesome deaths of his three brothers before him seem to point to only one thing: a curse, one doomed to stop anyone inheriting his family's incredible fortune.

Felix doesn't care about money, or himself, particularly. It's hard to have a stake in the future when you know you haven't got one. But he does care about his little brother Nick, very much. And when an opportunity to break the curse appears to present itself, it's impossible not to heed its dark call.

Soon long-buried secrets will take Felix to the darkest underbelly of Jazz-Age New York, to the far-flung wilds of the Yorkshire moors and back again. And bound to everything is a deadly secret society who will either be Felix's downfall . . . or his one chance at redemption.

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Extrait ajouté par MilieP 2023-02-03T08:32:21+01:00

Spoiler(cliquez pour révéler)‘When I regained consciousness, I had been placed in the sunroom, a parlour at the back of the house with large glass panes looking out on to the riotous colour of a wildflower garden. Two large mirrors hung at angles reflected the garden view and encouraged the light to flutter around like a caged bird. Mother crouched in front of me, flapping like a moth. In her panic, her dress had been hitched up above her knees, the gunmetal satin puddling. She brought her face very close to mine, studying my eyes like a particularly eager lepidopterist inspecting a butterfly that might vanish. [...] My throat was dry and my head was thumping and there was thick crusted blood around my nose and on the side of my head. The intricate beading on the chaise longue dug into me. I pulled myself into a sitting position and my stomach swirled. Just past mother, my tutor Geoffrey stood, coming into focus like a photograph. As if he could read my mind, he reached for a glass of water and held it to my lips. I gulped greedily, as though I’d been lost in a desert.’

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