Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - November 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Marcus Sedgwick has teamed up with authors and illustrators to create a page turning, apocalyptic story told in a striking black and white comic book form. Set in a dark future with England in a state of physical collapse as the waters rise and cities are destroyed by gangs and political collapse as politicians have been discredited, it tells of a world ruled by dangerous religious sects which violently control all aspects of the citizen’s lives. Christy, a fearless bike rider and fighter for freedom, is wanted for a murder she did not commit. How she must escape on a wild ride across the country but who can she trust? And how can she survive? A roller coaster of a read and thought provoking with it.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Dark Satanic Mills a small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'it is thrilling and I love the fact that it is futuristic too. I can tell that a lot of hard work has been put in this book because the pictures and the writing is perfect!'
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This is a powerful new story and debut comic book from award-winning and multi-selling author Marcus Sedgwick collaborating with brother Julian Sedgwick and internationally renowned comics artist John Higgins.
Framed for a murder she did not commit, the innocent and beautiful Christie has no other choice but to run for her life. Set in a near-future Britain, this title tracks a young girl's journey from the flooded landmarks of London to the vast, scorched and abandoned hills of the north.
Marcus and Julian were both inspired by the art and writing of William Blake and the book is infused with many of these influences, reflected in the stunning visuals and design of the book.
A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review Dark Satanic Mills. Read their reviews below.
Izzy Read - 'It was Amazing! The storyline was unique, the illustrations were incredible and the futuristic vision of the future was fascinating!' Click Here to read the full review.
Ayesha Afghan - 'it is thrilling and I love the fact that it is futuristic too. I can tell that a lot of hard work has been put in this book because the pictures and the writing is perfect!' Click Here to read the full review.
Emily Setchell - 'I really enjoyed the book, because it was an interesting storyline...and found it hard to put down.' Click Here to read the full review.
Henry Laver, age 16 - 'Fast paced, interesting and bursting with excitement...Dark Satanic Mills is a graphic novel with a lot to offer.' Click Here to read the full review.
Josh Hall, age 13 - 'I'm sure people will buy the book because of the author but as books go, I prefer the good old fashioned copy rather than a graphic novel!' Click Here to read the full review.
Delilah Acworth - 'a very interesting and an action packed graphic book.' Click Here to read the full review.
Octaiva Sharman - 'it was an interesting way to tell a story...and the drawings are certainly worth looking at, however it wasn't a book I enjoyed.' Click Here to read the full review.
|Publication date:||7th November 2013|
|Author:||Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners, Reviewed by Children|
Created by the award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick and his brother Julian Sedgwick, Dark Satanic Mills is rich with the influences of visionary thinker, writer and artist William Blake and illustrated to exceptional and dramatic effect by John Higgins, colourist for Alan Moore's iconic Watchmen.More About Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick