Wishlist Wednesday: The Stockholm Octavo, Karen Engelmann

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message and tell me all about it.

Life is close to perfect for Emil Larsson, a self-satisfied bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm. He is a true man of the Town—a drinker, card player, and contented bachelor—until one evening when Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, a fortune-teller and proprietor of an exclusive gaming parlor, shares with him a vision she has had: a golden path that will lead him to love and connection. She lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize this vision—if he can find them.
Emil begins his search, intrigued by the puzzle of his Octavo and the good fortune Mrs. Sparrow's vision portends. But when Mrs. Sparrow wins a mysterious folding fan in a card game, the Octavo's deeper powers are revealed. For Emil it is no longer just a game of the heart; collecting his eight is now crucial to pulling his country back from the crumbling precipice of rebellion and chaos. Set against the luminous backdrop of late eighteenth-century Stockholm, as the winds of revolution rage through the great capitals of Europe.
I saw this book when the Dutch publisher was tweeting its release date for the Netherlands. I was intrigued immediately and knew this would be a perfect book for me. As the Dutch version will not be released until February I still got some time to go but it is marked on my calendar.
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21 November, 2012 delete

I've never heard of this one, sounds interesting though. Great choice!

Janina
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21 November, 2012 delete

Sounds like an interesting read. I've never read a book that was set in Northern Europe but I'd love to. Hope you get it soon :)

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21 November, 2012 delete

I haven't heard of this :3 Hope you get it

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21 November, 2012 delete

This sounds great! I'd like to read it too.

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Kirsten
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22 November, 2012 delete

I am reading this book now and it is good!

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