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The Court of the Air (Jackelian 1) - Stephen Hunt

The Court of the Air (Jackelian 1) - Stephen Hunt
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This is № 18 of an exclusive edition of only 100 copies

Title: The Court of the Air

Author:  Stephen Hunt

ISBN:  9780007232178

Weight:  990g

Numbered and stamped signed first edition, first printing

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The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt

A hugely engaging adventure set in a Victorian-style world – a fantastical version of Dickens – that will appeal to fans of Susanna Clarke and Philip Pullman.

When Molly Templar witnesses a brutal murder at the brothel she has just been apprenticed to, her first instinct is to return to the poorhouse where she grew up.  But there she finds her fellow orphans butchered, and it slowly dawns on her that she was in fact the real target of the attack.  For Molly carries a secret deep in her blood, a secret that marks her out for destruction by enemies of the state.  Soon Molly will find herself battling a grave threat to civilization which draws on an ancient power thought to have been quelled millennia ago.

Oliver Brooks has led a sheltered life in the home of his merchant uncle.  But when he is framed for his only relative’s murder he is forced to flee for his life.  He is accompanied by Harry Stave, an agent of the Court of the Air – a shadowy organization independent of the government that acts as the final judiciary of the land, ensuring that order prevails.  Chased across the country, Oliver finds himself in the company of thieves, outlaws and spies, and gradually learns more about the secret that has blighted his life, but which may also offer him the power to avert the coming catastrophe.

Their enemies are ruthless and myriad, but Molly and Oliver are joined by indomitable friends in this endlessly inventive tale full of drama, intrigue and adventure.

Peer & Press Reviews

The Court of the Air is a genuinely engaging read, which has believable characters in a fantastic setting.

The Bookseller

An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels.

Lisa Tuttle, Times

Hunt has packed the story full of intriguing gimmicks… the ‘steammen’ and their refreshingly tender machine culture are affecting and original.

Publishers Weekly

Bibliographic Info

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Title The Court of the Air
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of only 100 copies was issued by a leading London bookshop.

The handwritten number is in the centre of a blind embossed circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal) on the title page.  Around its edge, the seal reads EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

Book number 18 of 100
Series Jackelian series – book 1
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Stamped with An image of a hot air balloon
Book Stats
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Harper Voyager
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9780007232178
ISBN 10 0007232179
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 582
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 165 x 52mm
Weight 1.183kg [heavy book]

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