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The Bone Magician (Tales from the Sinister City 2) - F. E. Higgins

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 The Bone Magician (Tales from the Sinister City 2) - F. E. HigginsThe Bone Magician (Tales from the Sinister City 2) - F. E. Higgins 

This title is from a 4-book set of the first YA Fiction (10+) series by F. E. Higgins.

Title: The Bone Magician

Author:  F. E. Higgins

ISBN:  9781405090407

Weight:  672 g

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The Bone Magician by F. E. Higgins

Only available as part of a set, this is book #2 in the Tales from the Sinister City Series.


The Silver Apple Killer preys on the people of Urbs Umida, a rotten and wretched city.  Two things connect the victims – they all had a small silver apple in their pocket, and they had all recently visited a notorious inn to see one of two acts: the hideous Gluttonous Beast and the astonishing Bone Magician...

Since his father disappeared under a dark cloud of scandal, Pin Carpue has been alone in the world.  His work for the local undertaker keeps him busy, but his life is bleak.  Then Pin encounters the Bone Magician, a man who can raise corpses and make the dead speak.

As Pin is drawn into an intoxicating world of mystery and intrigue, he becomes suspicious of Juno, the Bone Magician’s young assistant.  A strange darkness haunts her just as the Silver Apple Killer stalks the streets at night – and as Pin pieces together the secrets of Bone Magic, his own life becomes fraught with grave danger…

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Peer & Press Reviews

Set in Urbs Umida, where ‘merely to be born was considered the first step towards dying’, The Bone Magician… is a deliciously dark Gothic thriller-cum-Holmesian-whodunit, the writing so atmospheric that the fumes from the noxious River Foedus, where the murder victims end up, seem to seep off the page and swirl round the reader.

Telegraph

In this standalone companion novel to The Black Book of Secrets, British author Higgins deftly balances the exceedingly harsh circumstances with wry humor, sly commentary on class issues, and a protagonist who has enough wisdom to recognize the fact that his optimism is perhaps misguided but who manages to retain it anyway.

BCCB (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

A wholly compelling dark tale of mystery and intrigue with some terrifically witty turns of phrase as orphan Pin Carpule meets the Bone Magician and gets drawn into a world of the secrets surrounding bone magic and its powers.

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Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Bone Magician
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features Complete with original promotional / review belly band (see image).
Series Tales from the Sinister City (#2)
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Macmillan Publishers
Imprint Macmillan Children’s Books
Age guide 10+
Publication date
Printed Mackays of Chatham
ISBN 13 9781405090407
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 301
Size (h x w x d) 192 x 143 x 33mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket illustration David Wyatt

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