Fire Spell by Laura Amy Schlitz
  

Fire Spell

Written by Laura Amy Schlitz

9+ readers   11+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

Selected by our Editorial Experts

A brilliant and bewitching magical adventure that's creepy with fabulous gothic storytelling. The writing is sublime, and the characters are worthy of Dickens. You could say it's Oliver Twist meets Susannah Clarke, (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) and you wouldn't be far wrong.

Synopsis

Fire Spell by Laura Amy Schlitz

It begins with a girl in London, 1860. Her family is exceptionally wealthy and she is exceptionally lonely. The closest thing to friendship Clara has experienced was a brief encounter with the two ragged children who work with the puppeteer in the park. For her birthday she asks to see them perform in the drawing room, and her father, to her surprise, allows it. The puppeteer, Grisini, kidnaps Clara and uses his sinister powers to imprison her body and mind in the form of a marionette to add to his theatre. His two young assistants realise what has happened, and all three children find themselves caught up in a terrible struggle for supernatural eminence between Grisini and a dying witch of extraordinary power.

Reviews

'A wondefully twisty, creepy melodrama with three heroes to love, two villains to hate, and then at the end... it's totally satisfying' Nancy Werlin

A wonderfully twisty, creepy melodrama with three heroes to love, two villains to hate, and then at the end - but I won't tell, except to say it's totally satisfying Praise for Fire Spell. New York Times

Settle down; prepare for mesmerism: Laura Amy Schlitz is behind the curtain, ready to show us a story that has real magic lacing through it. Settle down; prepare for mesmerism: Laura Amy Schlitz is behind the curtain, ready to show us a story that has real magic lacing through it. -- Gregory Maguire New York Times bestselling author of WICKED

About the Author

Laura Amy Schlitz is a librarian and storyteller in Baltimore County, USA. She has worked as a costumier, actress and playwright, and her plays for young people have been produced in theatres all over the county. She has been awarded the Newbery Medal (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village) and numerous other literary awards. She is a New York Times bestselling author.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
400 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Laura Amy Schlitz
More books by Laura Amy Schlitz

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

13th September 2012

ISBN

9781408826218

Categories


Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools