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The Owl Killers – Karen Maitland

The Owl Killers – Karen Maitland
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Title: The Owl Killers

Author:  Karen Maitland

ISBN:  9780718155766

Weight:  990g

Signed, numbered and publication day
dated first edition, first printing

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The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland

England, 1321 – Welcome to the Dark Ages

In the heart of the countryside lies an isolated village, where pagan Owl Masters rule through fear, superstition and murder.

When a group of religious women ill-advisedly settles outside the village, they awaken dangerous jealousies.  Why do their crops succeed?  How do their cattle survive the plague?  Are they concealing a holy relic which protects them from harm?

The Owl Masters cry ‘Witchcraft’ and sharpen their talons.  As torment and hellfire rain down, the women must look to their faith to save them from the darkness spreading across the land.

Fear is a question of what you believe.

And death alone the answer.

Peer & Press Reviews

With exquisite and vivid descriptions, lyrical prose and complex characters, Maitland brings history to life.  You can almost hear the pulsing of ritual drums and feel the branches lash at your face in the forest in the midst of a storm.

Katherine Petersen, Fresh Fiction

This book brings to life some of the hardships and horror of medieval England.  The story is filled with terror, violence, suspense and supernatural beings as it portrays good versus evil.  It is one of those stories that you hate to put down, yet you dread the ending, expecting that it can’t possibly end well.  It is creepy, suspenseful and fun.

Betty Lytle, The Oklahoman

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Owl Killers
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background: This numbered edition comes from an exclusively commissioned order by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.  The print run was just 250 copies.
Numbered edition: Yes – the book has a numbered edition authentication page (immediately before the half title page) that confirms the book’s number
Number: 221 [of 250]
Book features: The covering on the boards is royal blue imitation leather with silver coloured text and designs; the pages are a high quality, bright white paper.  The endpapers are a plain white.
Overall condition: Fine – some inconsequential pushing to spine ends
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Dated: Yes – 26/03/2009 [publication day, on the title page]
Book Stats
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Michael Joseph
Awards and prizes: 2009 Shirley Jackson Award finalist
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Antony Rowe, Chippenham
ISBN 13: 99780718155766
ISBN 10: 0718155769
Format: Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages: 551
Size (h x w x d): 240 x 160 x 39mm

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