A Drop of Night
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A Drop of Night

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Dear Candidate:

You are cordially invited to apply for a spot on a carefully selected team of gifted young people. After extensive background checks and recommendations from your mentors and professors, we have found you to be superbly qualified.

A subterranean palace dating from the time of the French Revolution has been discovered outside of Paris. The details of this unique archaeological site are strictly confidential. However, if you are interested in further information, please return the enclosed application, together with the completed questionnaire, to our offices. We will be glad to guide you from there.

In anticipation, The Sapani Corporation Patient and strong / In time, the cure (This invitation is nontransferable and is to be handled with the utmost discretion. Do not copy or forward.) Qualification Questionnaire (please answer honestly)

Do you become nervous during tense or uncertain situations
No

Are you afraid of the dark
No

Do you have a history of heart problems
No

Do you love working with new people and have a happy, open personality
HA! No

Have you ever had the ambition to do something no one has done before
. . . yes
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 150 x 217 x 38mm | 520g
  • Greenwillow Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • International ed.
  • 0062289926
  • 9780062289926
  • 2,205,704

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Dear Candidate:

You are cordially invited to apply for a spot on a carefully selected team of gifted young people. After extensive background checks and recommendations from your mentors and professors, we have found you to be superbly qualified.

A subterranean palace dating from the time of the French Revolution has been discovered outside of Paris. The details of this unique archaeological site are strictly confidential. However, if you are interested in further information, please return the enclosed application, together with the completed questionnaire, to our offices. We will be glad to guide you from there.

In anticipation, The Sapani Corporation Patient and strong / In time, the cure (This invitation is nontransferable and is to be handled with the utmost discretion. Do not copy or forward.) Qualification Questionnaire (please answer honestly)

Do you become nervous during tense or uncertain situations?
No

Are you afraid of the dark?
No

Do you have a history of heart problems?
No

Do you love working with new people and have a happy, open personality?
HA! No

Have you ever had the ambition to do something no one has done before?
. . . yes
show more

Review quote

Bachmann keeps the pages turning with this thriller The peculiar circumstances add to the strange atmosphere and also to the suspense, lending the book an appealing, unworldly quality. When the explanation finally arrives, it fits quite well with the odd atmosphere. Bizarre and hugely suspenseful. --Kirkus Reviews" Anouk s and Aur?lie s stories skillfully mirror each other and are engaging it is certain to please those who demand constant action blended with their historical fiction. --Booklist" The sadistic house of horrors is fantastically drawn readers looking for a scare for scare s sake will revel in the grotesqueness and cheer when Anouk and company take down their captors for a satisfying end. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Bachmann s writing is as polished as in his earlier books the violence is fittingly gruesome, the decadent and mazelike palace is gorgeously described, and Anouk has an engagingly snarky narrative voice. --Publishers Weekly" "Bachmann's writing is as polished as in his earlier books--the violence is fittingly gruesome, the decadent and mazelike palace is gorgeously described, and Anouk has an engagingly snarky narrative voice."--Publishers Weekly "Bachmann keeps the pages turning with this thriller...The peculiar circumstances add to the strange atmosphere and also to the suspense, lending the book an appealing, unworldly quality. When the explanation finally arrives, it fits quite well with the odd atmosphere. Bizarre and hugely suspenseful."--Kirkus Reviews "Anouk's and Aurelie's stories skillfully mirror each other and are engaging...it is certain to please those who demand constant action blended with their historical fiction."--Booklist "The sadistic house of horrors is fantastically drawn...readers looking for a scare for scare's sake will revel in the grotesqueness and cheer when Anouk and company take down their captors for a satisfying end."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Rating details

1,542 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 18% (284)
4 32% (497)
3 33% (507)
2 12% (189)
1 4% (65)
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