The Child Eater

The Child Eater

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An ancient evil is on the rise. Children are disappearing. Only two boys, from different worlds, can stop it.

On Earth, The Wisdom family has always striven to be more normal than normal. But Simon Wisdom, the youngest child, is far from ordinary: he can see the souls of the dead. And now the ghosts of children are begging him to help them. Something is coming, something far, far worse than death . . .

In a far-away land of magic and legends, Matyas is determined to drag himself up from the gutter, become a wizard and learn to fly. But he, too, can hear the children crying.

Two vastly different worlds. One ancient evil. The child eater is coming . . .

'An intricately imagined Tarot-themed fantasy' - Guardian
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 147 x 218 x 31mm | 488g
  • Jo Fletcher Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848663226
  • 9781848663220
  • 1,517,164

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An intricately imagined Tarot-themed fantasy * Guardian * The Child Eater is written in broad, bold strokes . . . It's a dark, disturbing book; it's also full of light and wonder * NPR * A bold new step for Pollack . . . a multi-layered tale of growing up and self-discovery that also happens to have a horrific supernatural terror as its central focus * Starburst * One of this year's Do Not Miss books. Five stars, and it earns every one of them * Over the Effing Rainbow * A beautiful, fantastically constructed novel with some truly excellent character work . . . Pollack's first novel in over a decade really is worth picking up * Intellectus Speculativus * An easy book to read . . . I was drawn back to it consistently . . . I would recommend this book * It Puts The Blog In The Basket * A deliciously creepy, decadent read. 5/5 * Speculating on SpecFic * An entertaining read with the odd gory moment and some really imaginative and charming magical beings * Horror Hothouse *
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About Rachel Pollack

Rachel Pollack is the author of thirty-six books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Unquenchable Fire, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Godmother Night, winner of the World Fantasy Award, and Temporary Agency, short-listed for the Nebula Award. She is also a poet, translator, comic book writer, and artist. Her non-fiction work includes 78 Degrees Of Wisdom, described as "the Bible of tarot card readers." Her work has been translated into fourteen languages. Rachel has taught and lectured all over the world, including Europe, China, Australia, and New Zealand. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
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191 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 21% (40)
4 34% (64)
3 36% (69)
2 7% (14)
1 2% (4)
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