The Bone Magician
Pin Carpue is on his own in the world. His mother is dead and his father is missing after being labeled a suspect in a rash of murders. Pin finds a job working for the local undertaker as a body watcher, making sure people are really dead before they’re buried. The body he’s supposed to be... show more
Pin Carpue is on his own in the world. His mother is dead and his father is missing after being labeled a suspect in a rash of murders. Pin finds a job working for the local undertaker as a body watcher, making sure people are really dead before they’re buried. The body he’s supposed to be watching tonight is currently surrounded by three people engaged in a most unusual ceremony. An old man, a bone magician, and his young female assistant are waking a woman so her grieving fiancé can have one last goodbye with her. Pin can’t believe it will work, but then the dead woman sits up and speaks.Pin is determined to discover how the magic works. He cannot believe they are raising the dead. He cannot believe his father is a murderer. Then Pin himself nearly becomes the killer’s next victim.As this mysterious tale unfolds with delicious creepiness, Pin will learn more about the bone magician, the girl Juno, and a hideous creature called the Gluttonous Beast that is kept in a local tavern where people pay for a glimpse.Once again, F.E. Higgins delivers a story that is full of intrigue and suspense.
Publish date: September 2nd 2008
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Alternate History
Series: Tales From The Sinister City (#2)
A Paraquel to The Black Book of Secrets (i.e. the story is set at the same time, parallel to the first book, so not a sequel but a complimentary story set in the same world) this is the story of Pin Carpue, whose father ran away accused of killing his uncle and whose mother is dead. He works as an ...
This is the second book in the YA Sinister City series and it is every bit as well written as the first book, [b:The Black Book of Secrets|1802710|The Black Book of Secrets|F.E. Higgins|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317791256s/1802710.jpg|174367].The series looks at the seamier side of life in Urbs ...
Not that long ago, I read The Black Book of Secrets, and really liked it. This is a paraquel to it. Which means, essentially, that the stories were taking place roughly at the same time, in the same fictional country, and have some overlapping points that you'll only realize if you read both books, ...