Crack the Stone: A Retelling of Les Misérables (Paperback)
I am Valshara, the black stone born of fire. Break me, and my edges turn into knives.
Condemned to a slave camp for her crimes, goblin convict Valshara Sh'a makes a death-defying escape to freedom. But navigating Vindor's treacherous cavern system is only the beginning of her troubles. An encounter with a rogue king turns her world upside down, and a bargain with fairy tricksters leaves her with a human child she doesn't know how to care for.
As she tries to smuggle the boy through the walls of a barricaded city, Valshara can't let down her guard. Because somewhere in the darkness behind her, a bounty hunter rises-relentless as nightfall and merciless as death itself.
Emily Golus re-imagines Victor Hugo's beloved Les Mis rables as an epic fantasy adventure about suffering, redemption, and the extraordinary power of love.
This clean fantasy adventure is set within the richly detailed world of Vindor and features a subterranean civilization, a Celtic fairy forest, and a West African-inspired empire. Read it on its own, or binge the entire A Classic Retold series for more uplifting and magical retellings of classical literature.