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StatusOn Order
Home LocationParis-Bourbon
TitleHer majesty's royal coven : a novel / Juno Dawson.
AuthorDawson, Juno, author.
CollectionOn Order Book
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StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
On OrderParis-Bourbon30053003582858F DAWS6/16/2022 On Order

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Personal Name Dawson, Juno, author.
Title Statement Her majesty's royal coven : a novel / Juno Dawson.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice [New York] : Penguin Books, [2022]
Physical Description 432 pages ; 21 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Series Statement Book 1 in the HMRC trilogy
Summary, Etc. "If you look hard enough at old photographs, we're there in the background: healers in the trenches; Suffragettes; Bletchley Park oracles; land girls and resistance fighters. Why is it we help in times of crisis? We have a gift. We are stronger than Mundanes, plain and simple. At the dawn of their adolescence, on the eve of the summer solstice, four young girls--Helena, Leonie, Niamh and Elle--took the oath to join Her Majesty's Royal Coven, established by Queen Elizabeth I as a covert government department. Now, decades later, the witch community is still reeling from a civil war and Helena is now the reigning High Priestess of the organization. Yet Helena is the only one of her friend group still enmeshed in the stale bureaucracy of HMRC. Elle is trying to pretend she's a normal housewife, and Niamh has become a country vet, using her powers to heal sick animals. In what Helena perceives as the deepest betrayal, Leonie has defected to start her own more inclusive and intersectional coven, Diaspora. And now Helena has a bigger problem. A young warlock of extraordinary capabilities has been captured by authorities and seems to threaten the very existence of HMRC. With conflicting beliefs over the best course of action, the four friends must decide where their loyalties lie: with preserving tradition, or doing what is right. Juno Dawson explores gender and the corrupting nature of power in a delightful and provocative story of magic and matriarchy, friendship and feminism. Dealing with all the aspects of contemporary womanhood, as well as being phenomenally powerful witches, Niamh, Helena, Leonie and Elle may have grown apart but they will always be bound by the sisterhood of the coven"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Witches Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Magic Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Secret societies Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Gender identity Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Fantasy fiction. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Witch fiction. lcgft
Additional Physical Form Entry Dawson, Juno. [New York] : Penguin Books, [2022] Her majesty's royal coven (DLC) 2021058541 9780593511138
Series Added Entry-Personal Name Dawson, Juno. HMRC ; bk. 1.

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