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An inventive, dark and lyrically-told fantasy thriller by first-time novelist Philip Womack. Truly compelling, I was utterly transfixed at the story of Edward, a 12 year old boy who, through an ancient book shrouded in a brooding curse that is unearthed, is drawn into parallel worlds of good and evil where the walls in between are weakening and where terror and destruction are all around. Only Edward can lay to rest the dark forces and demons of the past.
As 12-year-old Edward Pollock starts to turn the pages of an ancient cursed book, he is drawn into a place where dark forces imperil charmed lands. Soon Edward begins to realise that malicious powers are at play. The wall between man and ghost is weakening, and the world beyond is threatening great fear and destruction.
|Publication date:||7th January 2008|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month|
Philip Womack was born in Chichester in the middle of a thunderstorm in 1981.He was educated at Lancing, and Oriel College, Oxford, where he read Classics and English. He lives in London. He is currently a Contributing Editor at Literary Review and writes for The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, among other papers; he is also a Fellow at First Story, currently being Writer in Residence at St Augustine's in Kilburn. He has led workshops on Greek Tragedy and How to Write Children's Fiction for the How To: Academy. Read a Q&A with the author here.More About Philip Womack
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