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Crossing Over

Anna Kendall

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ISBN 10: 0575094273 / ISBN 13: 9780575094277
Published by Gollancz, 2011
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Title: Crossing Over

Publisher: Gollancz

Publication Date: 2011

Book Condition:Very Good

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Whether it's a curse or a blessing the fact remains: whenever Roger is in enough pain he can cross over to the Land of the Dead and speak to the people there. It's an unexpected gift - and one that, throughout Roger's life, his violent uncle has taken advantage of. Roger has been hauled from fairground to fairground, and beaten into unconsciousness, in order to bring word of the dead to the recently bereaved. It's a hard, painful way of life, deceiving the living for a crust of bread. So when Roger has the chance of a new life, it seems a gift. He has a chance at safety and at living a life of his choosing, tucked away in the royal court. But life is unexpected, and when Roger falls in love with the bewitching, willful Lady Cecilia he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. With every step he takes towards her, he is drawn deeper into court intrigue, into politics, and even into war ...and when Roger's curious abilities come to the Queen's attention, everything changes forever. Trapped in courtly politics, bound by secrets, Roger is torn between his own safety and that of his friends. He can save them ...but only if he can bring himself to perform a deed so unthinkable that the living and the dead shrink from it alike. ..

About the Author:

Anna Kendall was born in Ireland and emigrated with her parents to the United States at the age of 12. For several years she taught fourth grade. Anna lives in Seattle, where she plays a lot of chess. This is her debut YA novel.

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