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A gripping, fast-paced gothic mystery that will have readers aged about 10+ gasping for air but utterly spellbound to the words on the page. Mariah Mundi is an orphan but he’s also a magician’s assistant. Lurking amongst the magician’s equipment lurk dark and dangerous secrets; secrets in fact that draw Mariah into the path of villainy, plots and possible death.
Fresh out of school, young Mariah faces a new chapter of his life, living in the Prince Regent hotel built into the face of a cliff. His job is to assist the magician in the stage shows held for the guests. Above ground, the guests are offered every form of luxury.
'A literary troubadour' Yorkshire Post
'He has a brilliant knack of connecting with his audience, swiftly identifying common interests, cracking jokes and recounting very humorous anecdotes' Oundle Festival
'Excels at metaphysical terror' Independent on Sunday
|Publication date:||5th June 2008|
|Author:||G P Taylor|
|Publisher:||Faber And Faber|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Horror / Ghost Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
G P Taylor is a New York Times best selling author. His works include Shadowmancer, Wormwood, Tersias, The Curse of Salamander Street and The Tizzle Sisters. He lives on the banks of a river in the midst of a dark wood, an arrow's flight from the Prince Regent Hotel near the 'town at the end of the line'. He spends his days writing and collecting firewood.More About G P Taylor