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Wakenhyrst

Wakenhyrst

by Michelle Paver

Spanning five centuries, this is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl's longing to fly free.

Format
Paperback
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Harper Collins
Publish Date
April 2019

By the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air , an outstanding new piece of story-telling, a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry. 'Something has been let loose...' In Edwardian Suffolk , a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens : a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened. Maud's battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft , the age-old legends of her beloved fen – and the even more nightmarish demons of her father's past.

A tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry.

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