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Feb 25, 2009
| ISBN 9780307549327
| Young Adult
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Feb 25, 2009 | ISBN 9780307549327 | Young Adult
This stunning book opens 12 years after the end of The Cup of the World and tells the story of Ambrose, son of Phaedra and last in the king’s line, who is living exiled with his mother in the dilapidated manor of Tarceny. Ambrose’s life is threatened by the hooded priest of the Undercraft, an ancestral spirit of pure evil who must end Ambrose’s life in order to survive himself. And even when Ambrose is hidden within the house of the Widow of Develin, a hallowed place of learning and haven of education, the priest and his minions slowly and subtly infiltrate within, subverting the minds of those most educated and powerful and leaving Ambrose in mortal danger.
Author SpotlightI started writing because…Well, because I had been telling myself stories since I was a schoolboy; because I had long been inspired by stories that I had read, or watched on television; because my father was an author, who… More about John Dickinson
"This hefty tome effectively uses every one of its pages, spinning a delicately interconnected tale that gratifies on multiple levels and forming a luminous and memorable high fantasy story.” —The Bulletin, Starred
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