Independent Exclusive Edition: Babel by R. F. Kuang

We are so excited to announce that HarperVoyager is publishing an independent bookshop exclusive edition of Babel by R. F. Kuang. The independent bookshop paperback edition features exclusive gold foil cover!

A fantasy romance, by dazzling new talent Sarah Underwood, inspired by Greek mythology and the tale of Penelope’s twelve hanged maids.

PB | 9780008518080 | 28 Sep 2023 | £9.99​

Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.

Oxford, 1836.

The city of dreaming spires.

It is the centre of all knowledge and progress in the world.

And at its centre is Babel, the Royal Institute of Translation. The tower from which all the power of the Empire flows.

Orphaned in Canton and brought to England by a mysterious guardian, Babel seemed like paradise to Robin Swift.

Until it became a prison…

But can a student stand against an empire?


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