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Author: Claire North Narrator: Peter Kenny Publisher: Orbit Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Gameshouse Series Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781478907947
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In 17th Century Venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gameshouse.

There, fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon and every other game under the sun.

But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . a league where the games played are of politics and empires, of economics and kings. It is a league where Capture the Castle involves real castles, where hide and seek takes place on a scale as big as the British Isles.

Not everyone proves worthy of competing in the higher league. But one woman, who is about to play, may just exceed everyone's expectations.

Though she must always remember: the higher the stakes, the more deadly the rules . . .
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Quotes & Awards

  • An astonishing re-invention of the time travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful. Mike Carey, on The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yogi | 3/26/2018

    " I love all the Gameshouse books, I think number 2 is my favorite but this one is so close as well. The story and the concept of the games house is so fantastical and fun that it's hard not to love all 3 books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/17/2017

    " I am deeply fond of Claire North's work in all of its many faces, but "The Gamehouse" series is some of the best writing in her collection. "The Serpent" is the ideal introduction to the world and the terrifying stakes. "

About the Author

Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal-nominated author. She has written novels in various genres, before publishing her first major work as Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, in 2014. It received rave reviews and an Audie Award nomination and was named a Washington Post Best Books of the Year selection. Her novel, Touch, was named one of the Washington Post Best Books of the Year for 2015.

About the Narrator

Peter Kenny, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a talented and experienced actor, voice-over artist, singer, musician, and designer, with over twenty-five years of experience working in theater, film, television, and audio. He has achieved great critical acclaim for multicharacter recordings of audiobooks by authors such as Iain Banks, Christopher Priest, and Edmund St Aubyn.