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The Dark Lady by Akala

A pickpocket with an exceptional gift

A prisoner of extraordinary value

An orphan haunted by dreams of the mysterious dark lady

Henry is an orphan, an outsider, a thief. He is also a fifteen-year-old invested with magical powers…

This brilliant, at times brutal, first novel from the amazing imagination that is Akala, will glue you to your seat as you are hurled into a time when London stank and boys like Henry were forced to find their own route through the tangled streets and out the other side.