Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black

Written by Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick

Illustrated by Alexis Deacon

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black Synopsis

A lyrical and dreamlike story of two brothers in conflict amidst the devastation of WWII London. Harry Black wakes in hospital to learn that his brother Ellis has almost certainly been killed by a V2 rocket falling during a German air raid on London. In a state of wounded delirium, Harry's mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of the war-torn city, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Driven by visions of Ellis still alive and a sense of poetic inevitability, Harry discharges himself from hospital and begins a search for his brother that will lead him deep into the city's Underworld...

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406357929
Publication date: 2nd May 2019
Author: Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick
Illustrator: Alexis Deacon
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages

About Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick is the author of many celebrated novels for young adults, including the Michael L Printz award winning Midwinterblood. He has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and has thrice been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Julian Sedgwick is the author of six books for children, including the critically-acclaimed Dark Satanic Mills, which he co-authored with his brother Marcus. The Black Dragon, the first book in Julian's Mysterium trilogy, was the winner of the 2013 Rotherham Children's Book Award. Alexis Deacon is a writer and illustrator of ...

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