When Nostradamus proclaims to the French court his prophecy of a great massacre, the young King Charles only laughs. His mother, Catherine de' Medici, pays more heed - she believes that Nostradamus can truly see the future.
But the great soothsayer's prophecies are not only for those who rule; he also has a message for Melisande, the minstrel's daughter, who he believes is linked with him by Fate. And as the Angel of Death approaches, Nostradamus entrusts to her safekeeping some very special parchments - parchments that the rulers of France would do anything to see . . .
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The novel goes at a rollicking pace . . . Is especially praiseworthy for dramatising a period of European history which children might not normally encounter - The Times
The rousing story is always clearly told and cleverly plotted - Books for Keeps
Theresa Breslin's The Nostradamus Prophecy is a superb and totally gripping story set amidst a Fresh court and country filled with tensions and uncertainties. The assured characterisation and terrific plotting hold a reader in thrall - The School Librarian
Breslin's books are always founded on immaculate research and her enthusiasm for her subject is invariably infectious - Glasgow Herald
An unputdownable read that will have you guessing and constantly on the edge of your seat until the very end - First News
Theresa Breslin is an award-winning Scottish author who is popular with children, librarians and teachers. She won the Carnegie Medal for Whispers in the Graveyard, The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award, and Remembrance, a story of youth in World War One, was shortlisted for the South Lanarkshire, the Sheffield, and the North-East Book Awards. Divided City won the North Lanarkshire Children's Book Award in 2006 and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. The Medici Seal was nominated for the 2007 Carnegie Medal.