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The Notorious Scarlett
and Browne

Buried cities!
Giant owls!

Welcome to the fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a broken, future England, following the further exploits of the outlaws Scarlett and Browne.

Scarlett McCain and Albert Browne have outwitted their pursuers and escaped into the wilderness once more, and it's not long before they become famous for their audacious heists across the Seven Kingdoms. Yet neither is fully able to escape the shackles of the past - as they discover when a dangerous job turns sour.

Soon old enemies and sinister new threats are pressing in on every side, and Scarlett and Browne must pull off an impossible mission and strike out against The Faith Houses and the Brothers of the Hand if they are to save the people they hold most dear.

Ptolemy's Gate
UK paperback available from 7th July 2022

Reviews of the first Scarlett & Browne book

“Perfectly paced, beautifully written and bursting with black humour and bold ideas.”
Philip Reeve, author

“You won't be able to put this down. A classic in the making.”
Eoin Colfer, author

“Imaginative, original, taut and with multi-layered protagonists... A wild ride.”
Jo Cotterill, author

“Stroud's talent for creating astonishing yet utterly believable literary worlds is well known - and this is another triumph.”
Fiona Noble in The Bookseller

“This is a fast-paced fantasy adventure filled with thrills, humour and the most charismatic anti-heroes in teen fiction. It’s a highly anticipated read for 2021, and we’re certain you’ll be gripped throughout and hungry for more adventures by the end.”

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