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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire North Narrator: Peter Kenny Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gameshouse Series Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781478907947
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In seventeenth century Venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gamehouse. There fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon, and every other game under the sun. But those whom fortune favors 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.

From Claire North comes the first of three novellas set in the ingenious and thrilling world of the Gameshouse.

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  • 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. "

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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 a Washington Post Best Books of the Year in 2015.

About the Narrator

Peter Kenny, twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, 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. In recent years he has achieved great critical acclaim for multicharacter recordings of audiobooks by authors such as Iain Banks, Christopher Priest, and Edmund St Aubyn.