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What the River Knows: the addictive and endlessly romantic historical fantasy

Isabel Ibanez

8 Reviews

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Egypt, Ancient Egypt, Fantasy, Fantasy romance, Romance, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

The first in a crossover historical fantasy duology from the author of Woven in Moonlight, set in the glittering society of 19th century Egypt, as feisty Inez fights the restrictions of her time to discover what happened to her missing parents.

A divine exploration. A deadly secret. A desire she can't escape.

In the glittering society of nineteenth-century Buenos Aires, Inez Olivera has everything, except the one thing she really wants: her parents, who frequently leave her behind on their globetrotting adventures.

Then she receives a terrible letter: her parents have passed away in mysterious circumstances. Determined to uncover the truth, she sets sails for their last port-of-call, Cairo, bringing only her sketch pads and an ancient ring that her father sent to her for safekeeping.

But upon her arrival in Egypt, the ring flares with ancient magic, and Inez is thrust into a treacherous game that could threaten her life - and into the path of her new guardian's infuriatingly handsome assistant, who seems determined to thwart her at every turn . . .

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Praise for What the River Knows: the addictive and endlessly romantic historical fantasy

  • Take a plucky heroine, a historically grounded Indiana Jones-esque adventure through Ancient Egypt, and add a surprising dollop of magic - it's a recipe for a delightful read - Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Fast-paced yet lyrical, with twists that keep you flying through the pages while Ibanez's evocative prose makes you want to savor every sun-drenched paragraph, What the River Knows is a truly enchanting work of storytelling. All the stars - Heather Fawcett, author of Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

  • Expertly plotted, explosively adventurous, and burning with romance. What the River Knows is a pulse pounding archeological hunt that exquisitely weaves together glittering pieces of history with fascinating mythology. This book should come with a seatbelt, because you'll will want to buckle up for this brilliant ride - Stephanie Garber #1 New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon A Broken Heart

  • Phenomenal. This is a book that truly deserves that word. What the River Knows has it all-page-turning mystery, adventure, intrigue and betrayal, laugh-out-loud banter, and slow-burn romance with characters that jump off the page. I am a fan for life - Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles

  • A sweeping historical fantasy brimming with adventure, romance, and richly researched lore, What the River Knows is a treasure of a book. Ibanez's worldbuilding is masterful, and the chemistry between her characters is swoon worthy - Elizabeth Lim, New York Times bestselling author of Six Crimson Cranes

  • Luminous and enchanting, What the River Knows gleams with dangerous secrets, a clever heroine, ancient tombs, and a mystery that readers will be eager to unravel. A romantic, spellbinding adventure - Rebecca Ross, internationally bestselling author of A River Enchanted and Divine Rivals

  • Intricately threaded with real history, What the River Knows is romantic, adrenaline-soaked, and gleaming with clandestine magic. Opening like a dusty puzzle box, it reveals a spirited heroine, her prickly love interest, and an adventure that will spirit you away to the serpentine waters of the Nile. A masterpiece - Ava Reid, internationally bestselling author of The Wolf and the Woodsman

  • Magic and mystery, quests and romance sparkle in Ibanez's dazzling historical adventure novel. Prepare to be whisked on a whirlwind ride to the glittering banks of the Egyptian Nile by a plucky, courageous heroine! - Amelie Wen Zhao, author of the Blood Heir trilogy

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Isabel Ibanez

Isabel IbaA ez is the author of Together We Burn, Written in Starlight, and Woven in Moonlight (Page Street), a finalist for the William C. Morris Award, and is listed among Time Magazine's 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida, and is the proud daughter of Bolivian immigrants. Isabel has a profound appreciation for history and traveling and loves hosting family and friends around the dinner table. She currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, with her husband, their adorable dog, and a serious collection of books. Say hi on social media at @IsabelWriter09.

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