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It is a life-changing deal--and it will end your life as you know it.
Sarah Trevelyan would give anything to regain the power and wealth her family has lost, so she makes a bargain with Azrael, Lord of Darkwater Hall. He will give her everything she needs to restore the Trevelyan name, and one hundred years to do it--in exchange for her soul. Fast-forward a hundred years to Tom, who dreams of attending Darkwater Hall School. A professor named Azrael offers him a bargain. Will Sarah be able to stop Tom from making the same mistake? Catherine Fisher's version of Faust is utterly spellbinding!
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 229 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014242515X
  • 9780142425152

About Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher is an acclaimed novelist and poet. Her work includes the New York Times best-selling Incarceron and Sapphique, as well as the Relic Master books, Obsidian Mirror," "and the Oracle Trilogy (The Oracle," "The Archon," " and The Scarab), which was an international best-seller, and appeared in more than twenty languages. She was born in Gwent, Wales, where she still lives.
Visit her Web site at www.catherine-fisher.com.
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"Atmospheric landscapes, fast-moving parallel plotlines, and thoughtful meditations on the nature of good, evil, mortality, loyalty, and sacrifice combine for a page-turner a cut above the usual ghost story."--Booklist
"A dark but graceful parable of temptation, pride, revenge and hope."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fisher . . . spins a spooky story and portrays a ghastly mansion that readers can just about touch, taste, and smell. A book for those who really love atmospheric tales with literary quality."--SLJ
"Fisher's evocative prose easily creates a perfectly crafted gothic backdrop to this morality tale, and readers will find this slim but provocative novel an ideal companion for a gloomy afternoon."--BCCB
"Fisher could give the show 24 a run for its money with her twists and messed up characters."--Junot Diaz, quoted in The Wall Street Journal
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703 ratings
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5 15% (106)
4 30% (211)
3 36% (256)
2 15% (102)
1 4% (28)
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