The Game of Triumphs by Laura Powell

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"Tarot comes alive in this cleverly conceived thriller that delivers action, humor, and mystery in spades." —The Bulletin

At an exclusive Soho party one rainy night, Cat stumbles into an ancient and dangerous game of fortune. A mysterious quartet of game masters deal out challenges—moves that unfold in the Arcanum, a dream-scape version of our world. Success can earn players fame, fortune, inspiration. Failure can be deadly.

At first Cat is skeptical, but undeniably curious. And when a journey into the Arcanum reveals a shocking glimpse of her family's past, Cat begins to understand what drives people to play. Sometimes it's greed or longing—other times desperation. She must know more.

Right now, the game masters hold all the cards. But Cat finds others like herself on the fringes of the game. And together an unlikely group of chancers hope to change the rules in their favor.

In the Game of Triumphs, the risks are high, but the rewards may just be worth dying for. . . .

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About Laura Powell

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LAURA POWELL spent most of her childhood with her nose in a book. She went on to study Classics at Bristol and Oxford, then spent five years working in the editorial departments of both adult and children's publishers. Laura is the author of two thrillers for teen readers, Game of Triumphs and Master of Misrule.
Published August 9, 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 288 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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12 & up) Pub Date: Aug. 9th, 2011 ...

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She soon gets further involved, and has no idea of how far this game will take her – or indeed where her story's connection with the game actually began… The opening chapters of the exploration are very strong, as the main players get discovered, the intrigue with which they play out in the rea...

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