About the Book
In Newt’s Emerald, the bestselling author of Sabriel, Garth Nix, takes a waggish approach to the forever popular Regency romance and presents a charmed world where everyone has something to hide.
On her eighteenth birthday, Lady Truthful, nicknamed “Newt,” will inherit her family’s treasure: the Newington Emerald. A dazzling heart-shaped gem, the Emerald also bestows its wearer with magical powers.
When the Emerald disappears one stormy night, Newt sets off to recover it. Her plan entails dressing up as a man, mustache included, as no well-bred young lady should be seen out and about on her own. While in disguise, Newt encounters the handsome but shrewd Major Harnett, who volunteers to help find the missing Emerald under the assumption that she is a man. Once she and her unsuspecting ally are caught up in a dangerous adventure that includes an evil sorceress, Newt realizes that something else is afoot: the beating of her heart.
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What people are saying...
“A surprise from Garth Nix: A Regency romance with magic. Charming; quite, quite charming.”
– Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of the Parasol Protectorate and the Finishing School series
“Part comedy of manners, part fantasy adventure, this lighthearted romp is ridiculous fun.”
– Booklist (starred review)
“A delightful romp with dastardly plots and romantic confusions that would do Jane Austen proud. Fans of the author and of fantasy or Regency romance will enjoy this tale immensely.
– School Library Journal
– Kirkus Reviews
“This romance should please the author’s regular readers and Georgette Heyer fans alike.”
– Publishers Weekly