The Foreshadowing

The Foreshadowing

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By (author) Marcus Sedgwick

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It is 1915. 17 year old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor living in the wealthy seaside town of Brighton. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift. She can see the future. Her premonitions show her untold horrors on the battlefields of the Somme, and worse still, what will happen to Edgar and Tom. Like the prophetess Cassandra, who foretold the tragedies of Troy, Sasha is trapped by power. No one will believe her. Her family have lost faith in her. She is determined to win them back, whatever the price. And it is a high one - seeing the future is a fate almost too awful to contemplate - for who wants to see the end of their own story...? Stylishly written in his familiar, poetic prose the story is that of a world full of threat and a child in jeopardy - but with a heroine resourceful enough to try to change the path of Fate.

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Marcus Sedgwick is a full time author. His first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase Award for the best debut children's novel of 2000. Since then his books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the Costa Book Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. He lives near Cambridge.

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'a classy novel about a young girl going to the very centre of hell. It's a powerful story that takes the readers into the horrors of war... This is an unforgettable no-holds-barred novel for older readers looking for a stylish and exciting read.' -- John Millen SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST 'Marcus Sedgwick's always top quality prose perfectly echoes the feeling of unease and alienation that must surround a character like Sasha... The intriguing story and its countdown effect will keep readers turning pages and the ending will challenge but will not disappoint.' -- Marla Arbech YABOOKSCENTRAL.COM 'captures the awfulness of war, and the fear felt by families when their loved ones have gone to fight.' -- Christine Bennett, aged 15 SUNDAY EXPRESS 'This book will keep you hooked on every page, and concludes with a heart-stopping twist. You can't help but admire Sasha, as she attempts the unthinkable, in her own war against fate and destiny.' -- Fracie Taylor, Age 15 THE TIMES 'gripping... it kept me guessing until the end.' -- Charlotte Kemp HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW