The Left-Handed Fate

The Left-Handed Fate

by Kate Milford (Author)

Return to Nagspeake for a new fantasy adventure from the bestselling author of National Book Award nominee Greenglass House.Lucy Bluecrowne and Maxwell Ault are on a mission: find the three pieces of a strange and arcane engine they believe can stop the endless war raging between their home country of England and Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. During the search, however, their ship, the famous privateer the Left-Handed Fate, is taken by the Americans, who have just declared war on England, too. The Fate (and with it, Lucy and Max) is put under the command of new midshipman Oliver Dexter . . . who’s only just turned twelve.But Lucy and Max aren’t the only ones trying to assemble the engine; the French are after it, as well as the crew of a mysterious vessel that seems able to appear out of thin air. When Oliver discovers what his prisoners are really up to―and how dangerous the device could be if it falls into the wrong hands―he is faced with a choice: Help Lucy and Max even if it makes him a traitor to his own country? Or follow orders and risk endangering countless lives, including those of the enemies who have somehow become his friends?

Embark on a thrilling adventure with "The Left-Handed Fate," a captivating fantasy novel by Kate Milford. In a world seeped in magic and intrigue, a group of extraordinary characters finds themselves entangled in a web of secrets and ancient prophecies. Follow the journey of Ned, a young thief with a mysterious past, as he uncovers hidden truths that could change the fate of his kingdom.

As Ned navigates a realm of hidden societies and powerful artifacts, he encounters a colorful cast of characters, including the enigmatic fortune-teller Miss Willow, the formidable warrior Captain Bloodybones, and the cunning thief Blackheart. Each character holds a unique piece of the puzzle, and together, they must unravel the secrets of the Left-Handed Fate before it's too late.

Kate Milford's storytelling prowess shines in "The Left-Handed Fate," weaving a tapestry of intricate plotlines and heart-pounding action sequences. Her vivid descriptions transport readers to a world where magic is real, and danger lurks around every corner. With its fast-paced narrative and unforgettable characters, this novel will keep you enthralled from beginning to end.

Get lost in the enchanting world of "The Left-Handed Fate" and experience a tale of friendship, courage, and the power of destiny. Dive into the pages of this captivating novel and let Kate Milford's storytelling magic take you on an unforgettable journey.


384 pages