That work will soon end, however, and on the night of the magician's final performance, Yann's life will truly begin. That's the night he meets shy Sido, an heiress with a cold-hearted father, a young girl who has only known loneliness until now. Though they have the shortest of conversations, an attachment is born that will influence both their paths.
And what paths those will be! While Revolution is afoot in France, Sido is being used as the pawn of a fearful villain who goes by the name Count Kalliovski. Some have instead called him the devil, and only Yann, for Sido's sake, will dare to oppose him.
©2008 Sally Gardner; (P)2008 Listening Library
I wanted to purchase the abridged version, which is only available in the U.K. While I don't normally do abridged versions, this one is read by Tom Hiddleston, who is a phenomenal actor. While this version is fine, the narrator is very dry and lacks emotional depth.
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