Crossing Over by Anna Kendall

Crossing Over

Written by Anna Kendall

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Huge in scope, this is a gripping and unusual adventure and romance packed full of larger than life characters and astonishing exploits. Forced to use his gift of ‘crossing over’ into the world of the dead so that he can make money for his cruel uncle, Roger longs to escape to a kinder and less dishonest life. Suddenly, he can but his new life is full of courtly intrigue, mystery and the greatest possible danger. Soon Roger is trapped and will have to make the most difficult decision of his life.


Crossing Over by Anna Kendall

Whether it's a curse or a blessing the fact remains: whenever Roger is in enough pain he can cross over to the Land of the Dead and speak to the people there. It's an unexpected gift - and one that, throughout Roger's life, his violent uncle has taken advantage of. Roger has been hauled from fairground to fairground, and beaten into unconsciousness, in order to bring word of the dead to the recently bereaved. It's a hard, painful way of life, deceiving the living for a crust of bread. So when Roger has the chance of a new life, it seems a gift. He has a chance at safety and at living a life of his choosing, tucked away in the royal court. But life is unexpected, and when Roger falls in love with the bewitching, willful Lady Cecilia he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. With every step he takes towards her, he is drawn deeper into court intrigue, into politics, and even into war ...and when Roger's curious abilities come to the Queen's attention, everything changes forever. Trapped in courtly politics, bound by secrets, Roger is torn between his own safety and that of his friends. He can save them ...but only if he can bring himself to perform a deed so unthinkable that the living and the dead shrink from it alike. ..

About the Author

Anna Kendall is a debut novelist. She lives in Rochester, New York.

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Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

24th June 2010




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