Shakespeare Quartet: The Box of Red Brocade

Shakespeare Quartet: The Box of Red Brocade : Book 2

3.92 (675 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.92 (675 ratings by Goodreads)

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Time travel is sf. Fairies are folklore. What happens when you mix the two? And add a final ingredient, Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' ...?

On a mission to recover his father lost in time, Jake finds himself in 1940s London. From the rubble of the Blitzed city, a clue leads him to an eccentric seer of ghosts, three sinister children and three strange prophesies. Two of them soon come to pass, but what is the Box of Red Brocade? Does it hold the secret of destroying the Obsidian Mirror? A talking bird, an invisible girl, a walking wood; the second volume of Catherine Fisher's Chronoptika series is packed with mystery, magic and sinister intrigue.

'A new novel by Catherine Fisher, poet and prize-winning novelist is always worth looking out for. The Obsidian Mirror is both thriller and SF, and, being written in Fisher's acid-etched prose, equally satisfying to fans of many genres. 'Amanda Craig, THE TIMES Children's Book of the Week.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 151 x 202 x 24mm | 278g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1444912631
  • 9781444912630
  • 556,990

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Certain to elevate Fisher's status in the world of British fantasy. * The Daily Telegraph * A wonderful follow-up to The Obsidian Mirror. * Bookbag * A captivating web of fantasy... fantastic. * Daily Record * The thrilling sequel to the widely-acclaimed The Obsidian Mirror... packed with mystery, magic and sinister intrigue. * The Schools Advertiser * Fisher's prose is keen, sharp and bright as berries... thrilling. * Literary Review *
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About Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher is an award-winning fantasy writer and author of the New York Times bestseller INCARCERON. THE ORACLE was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2003, THE CONJUROR'S GAME for the Smarties Award, THE SNOW-WALKER'S SON for the WH Smith Mind Boggling Award, THE CANDLE MAN won the Tir-Na-n`Og Award, and CORBENIC was shortlisted. Author of many books for children and two volumes of award-winning poetry, she is particularly well-known in Wales and has been named as the first Welsh Young People's Laureate.
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3.92 out of 5 stars
- 675 ratings
5 27% (183)
4 44% (295)
3 24% (161)
2 4% (29)
1 1% (7)
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