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The Dust Child (L’Enfant de Poussière)



Original Language: French | 720 pp. | May 2018

2 Seas Represents: Danish, Dutch, World English, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish Rights.


This magnificent saga is tinged with Robin Hobb- and Dickens-like signatures. Stricken by fate, Syffe is an orphan in a pre-medieval world.

The Primates of Brune are plunged into chaos after the death of their king and the political outbreak that ensued. Syffe is a street urchin of unknown origins, he finds himself involved in the intrigues of his city. Recruited against his will by the guard of Corne-Brune, an isolated city on the wild border, Syffe is made into a spy for a local lord. His existence changes dramatically when he is sacrificed after being wrongly accused of authoring a series of occult murders.

Syffe’s Cycle is a realistic saga conceived by a combined passion for history and modern narrative. Coming-of-age novel, on a backdrop of historical tumult, The Dust Child portrays a world in transition, torn between a former golden age and an uncertain present.

Patrick K. Dewdney was born in England in 1984. Keen on literature for as long as he could remember, he went to school in France to study the French language. Since the publication of his first novel in 2017, he focuses solely on his writing, and publishes hard boiled detective novels, along with poetry. Patrick K. Dewdney currently lives in the countryside of Limousin, where he takes an active interest in ecology, zetetics, and social alternatives.