Book of Dead Days
Written by Marcus Sedgwick
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An intriguing, action-packed, highly readable story that has a twist in it that you’ll never guess. The characters are beautifully drawn and the storyline very original. If you’re not into fantasy this is the author to get you into it for he merges fantasy and the real world so brilliantly. Having read this one we guarantee you’ll want to read the sequel, Dark Flight Down.
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Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick
Set in dark threatening cities and the frozen countryside in a distant time and place of the author's making, 'The Book of Dead Days' conjures a spell-binding story of sorcery and desperate magic as Valerian, Boy and Willow Smallbone battle to stop time and cling to life.
Set long ago in dark times and brought to life through evocative, strongly visual writing, this novel is packed with drama, mystery and intrigue.
Against the stinking, freezing background of an underworld set in a timeless past, this is a dark melodrama kept sharp by surprise.
An exquisitely dark Faustian drama set among the shadows of an old European city. The finely drawn characters and enthralling story-telling make this Sedgwick's greatest work to date. -- Joanne Owen, Borders Bookshop Bookseller Buyer's Guide Highlights, 11 June 2003
Sedgwick has created a world as dark and compelling as the story he tells.
The Book of Dead Days marks a shift to fuller, more descriptive writing than that in Sedgwick's earlier books, but there is no loss of subtle menace and power.
You'll just have to read it for the twist.
Sedgwick has created a wonderfully tight novel which understands its own boundaries and is able to utilise them to its advantage. ...Sedgwick's plotting is tight and ingenious... Sedgwick too has a wonderful way of revitalizing the myth and making it more accessible, bringing the essentials to the fore but having it remain almost Dickensian in the telling. Rather than merely retelling, the essentials are represented and told in an engaging fashion. The Book of Dead Days is a gripping read... SFRevu
the spirits will demand their due and Valerian is only too willing to offer up another victim to be the sacrifice. This darkly disturbing book is mesmerising and compulsive
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