The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick audiobook

The Book of Dead Days

By Marcus Sedgwick
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The Book of Dead Days Series: Book 1

5.81 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781400090525

THE DAYS BETWEEN Christmas and New Year’s Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our lives. A magician called Valerian must save his own life within those few days or pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. But alchemy and sorcery are no match against the demonic power pursuing him. Helping him is his servant, Boy, a child with no name and no past. The quick-witted orphan girl, Willow, is with them as they dig in death fields at midnight, and as they are swept into the sprawling blackness of a subterranean city on a journey from which there is no escape. Praise for The Book of Dead Days: “Beautifully paced and sometimes blood-soaked. . . . A very tangible sense of evil.”—The Guardian “Subtle menace and power.”—The Independent “Packed with drama, mystery, and intrigue.”—The Bookseller

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Summary

Summary

A 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel

THE DAYS BETWEEN Christmas and New Year’s Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our lives. A magician called Valerian must save his own life within those few days or pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. But alchemy and sorcery are no match against the demonic power pursuing him. Helping him is his servant, Boy, a child with no name and no past. The quick-witted orphan girl, Willow, is with them as they dig in death fields at midnight, and as they are swept into the sprawling blackness of a subterranean city on a journey from which there is no escape. Praise for The Book of Dead Days: “Beautifully paced and sometimes blood-soaked. . . . A very tangible sense of evil.”—The Guardian “Subtle menace and power.”—The Independent “Packed with drama, mystery, and intrigue.”—The Bookseller

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sedgwick’s atmosphere is so well rendered, the fog on the cobblestone streets so tangibly thick, that most readers will get caught up in this exotic era and its creepy characters.” Publishers Weekly
“This is a haunting novel, and the possibility of more is definitely enticing.” Booklist (starred review)
“Beautifully paced…A very tangible sense of evil.” Guardian (London)
“Subtle menace and power.” Independent (London)
“Packed with drama, mystery, and intrigue.” Bookseller

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Author

Author Bio: Marcus Sedgwick

Author Bio: Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick, born and raised in East Kent, England, is a widely admired, prizewinning author of fiction for young adults. He won the Branford Boase Award for his debut novel, Floodland, the Booktrust Teenage Prize for My Swordhand Is Singing, and the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for Midwinterblood. His books have been short-listed for over thirty awards, including five times for the Carnegie Medal, twice for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and four times for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. He teaches creative writing at the Arvon Foundation in England and at Ty Newydd in Wales. He divides his time between a village near Cambridge, England, and a house in the French Alps.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.81
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English