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    DescriptionFive past midnight, three years after the End of the World, and, as usual, there was nothing to be seen or heard in the catacombs - except, of course , for the rats and (if you believed in them) the ghosts of the dead. Runelight is set in a world coming back to life, but it is also a world in conflict. For Maddy, born with the mark of magic on her hand, the return of the old gods and the overthrow of the brutal Order who suppressed them is a time of excitement. But for Maggie, raised as part of the Order, it is a time of chaos and desolation, as her family and values are wiped out. Like the two girls, the new world remains divided - the old regime has gone but with nothing to take its place, anarchy is beginning to spread. Joanne Harris draws us back into the richly imagined world first introduced in Runemarks - a world not unlike our own, had it been shaped by the Vikings instead of the Romans. But if its inhabitants, including Maddy and Maggie, can't solve their differences soon, they will destroy their world altogether.


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    Title
    Runelight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joanne Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552778978
    ISBN 10: 0552778974
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FM, FQ
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    DC23: 823.92
    Illustrations note
    n/a
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan
    Publication date
    08 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and seven other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born. www.joanne-harris.co.uk
    Review quote
    "The author is one of my favourites...The author's wonderful imagination is showcased to great effect." The Sun "Harris has tweaked our world to provide the basis of hers, but given it a complex and attractive back story, mixing up all sorts of Norse myths with a well imagined scheme of her own." Telegraph "Imagine if civilisation as we know had been shaped wholly by the Vikings that invaded our shores more than a millennium ago. Welcome to the world of Joanne Harris's Runelight." Liverpool Echo "A writer of tremendous charm" Times "Runelight is enjoyable, funny and dramatic. (8/10)" Liverpool Daily Post
    Review text
    Runelight is enjoyable, funny and dramatic. (8/10)