The historical adult debut novel by # 1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate, The Orphan's Song is a sweeping love story about family and music-and the secrets each hold-that follows the intertwined fates of two Venetian orphans.
Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling author of the Teardrop novels, the Fallen series-Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, and Fallen in Love-and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. They have been #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers, as well as international bestsellers in many territories. Kate has an MFA from UC Davis and worked as an editor at HarperCollins Childrens for 5 years. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
The Orphan's Song plunges the reader into the streets and
canals of eighteenth-century Venice, where the world of Carnivale
roils with music, love, and intrigue. Lauren Kate is a masterful
storyteller, with a stunning command of her rich historical
material and the ability to draw forth the beautiful and intimate
songs of the human heart.
--Allison Pataki, author of Sisi
Lauren Kate mesmerizes in a tale that brilliantly recreates
1700s Venice - a city of high-stakes intrigue and earthly delights
- where a pair of abandoned children find solace in music and each
other. I was swept along as their lives formed a tangled knot of
betrayal and love, lies and redemption. Marvelous.
--Fiona Davis, bestselling author of The Masterpiece In a gorgeous ode to eighteenth-century Venice, Lauren Kate uncovers the intriguing, little-known origin of the era's most famous Baroque musicians in The Orphan's Song, in a tale brimming with love, deception, and ultimately, surprising truth.
--Marie Benedict, bestselling author of The Other Einstein, Carnegie's Maid, and The Only Woman in the Room
"Delightful . . . Kate's enchanting story brings the canals and backchannels of Venice to vivid life and will appeal to fans of Elizabeth Chadwick."
"An operatic and opulently detailed tale of longing, secrets, and high-stakes quests for freedom, love, art, and home...Kate vividly conjures a city of beauty and pain, piety and criminality, helplessness and ruthlessness, while choreographing a suspenseful, soaring love story of anguish, ecstasy, risk, and stunning reversals."
"Kate brings the romance of 18th-century Venice to life in this light historical...it's an engaging read with likable characters and an emotionally potent plot."