It starts when Cal gets off the train at the wrong stop in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere. He's stranded.
Following a muddy path leads him to a castle that appears to be deserted. But inside is Corbenic, a magnificent hotel filled with rich people preparing for a banquet—and Cal is their guest of honor. During the meal, he experiences a disturbing vision, but when he is asked to talk about what he has seen, he denies it. What if he's becoming crazy, like his mother?
When Cal wakes the next morning, the elegant castle turns out to be nothing more than an abandoned ruin. But something inside him has changed—he now knows he needs to right the wrongs in his life. It will be a difficult journey, and if Cal achieves his goal, it will not be without cost. The first step—he must return to Corbenic.
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An intriguing reworking of the Grail Legend.
Cal has struggled to cope with his mother?s drinking and psychotic episodes since he was six; so when he finally leaves home, he is ruthless about breaking with the past, despite his mother?s despair. But the night Cal spends at the mysterious castle of the Fisher King plunges him into a wasteland of desolation and adventure as he begins his quest back to all he has betrayed.
Catherine Fisher's acclaimed works include Darkhenge, Snow-walker, and The Oracle Betrayed, which was a finalist for the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in Newport, Wales.
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