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A teenage girl with a past arrives in a city: new name, new identity, new foster family. She is nursing a secret from her early childhood, a secret that produces new terrors for her the moment she fears her identity has been spotted.
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Catherine Fisher is an award-winning fantasy writer. The Oracle was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2003, The Conjuror's Game for the Smarties Award, The Snow-Walker's Son for the WH Smith Mind Boggling Award, The Candle Man won the Tir-Na-n'Og Award, and Corbenic was shortlisted. Author of many books for children and two volumes of award-winning poetry, she is particularly well-known in Wales.Review:
Fisher is always absorbing The Times Masterfully accomplished...intriguing, puzzling, dark...a sophisticated and beautifully written novel with a brilliant climax School Librarian Draws together elements of myth, historical fact and fiction...A feeling of timelessness and otherworldliness lingers over the book Carousel PRAISE FOR INCARCERON AND SAPPHIQUE: '... displays all of her usual strenth of imagination ... she is simply too good to miss.' Independent '... stands out above all others. Its imaginative scale and gobsmacking finale make it one of the best fantasy novels written for a long time.' Times, Amanda Craig 'one of today's best fantasy writers ... a deliciously dark and scary ride.' Independent '... imaginative, rich in texture and vividly realised. Catherine Fisher writes with consummate skill and depth of feeling.' The Bookseller 'One of this year's most striking fantasy novels' Amanda Craig, The Times PRAISE FOR THE ORACLE SEQUENCE: '... a rich, resonant conclusion to the series.' Booklist - May 06 'Vivid, complicated, and thoroughly engrossing, this fast paced adventure keeps readers avidly turning pages until the majestic conclusion.' Horn Book Review May/June 06 ... an intoxicating world reminiscent of the Arabian Nights. Highly recommended. The Bookseller suspense is constantly built ... rattles along at a dizzying pace ... next volume please. School Librarian A crisp, quick-moving narrative and fully fleshed out characters will keep readers hooked Publisher's Weekly A powerful and very exciting adventure story. School Library Journal '... one of the most skilled and original writers currently working in young adult fantasy' New Welsh Review 'Beautifully imagined and realised, this novel of future regression is rich with strong characters, big issues and a compelling plot. It is a barnstorming piece of serious fantasy that doesn't put a foot wrong.' The Bookbag 'Catherine Fisher is an artist with words ... An engrossing, intricate story of an extraordinary journey undertaken by ricjly imaginative characters' Carousel 'a deliciously dark and scary ride.' Nicholas Tucker, The Independent 'a deep and sophisticated adventure story' Write Away '... wholly engaging and rushes along as a breathless and nail-biting pace ... a gripping read that should enthral both young and old fans' Buzz 'the most cleverly comples and fascinating novel for teenagers I have read since His Dark Materials.' School Librarian A sophisticated and beautifully written novel with a brilliant climax. School Librarian
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Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110340970073