Ten years ago Kate Winters' parents were taken by the High Council's wardens to help with the country's war effort. Now the wardens are back...and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous... show more
Ten years ago Kate Winters' parents were taken by the High Council's wardens to help with the country's war effort. Now the wardens are back...and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane -- the High Council's most feared man -- recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council's experiments into the veil, and he's convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace. The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft -- a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft.
Publish date: May 13th 2010
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Wintercraft (#1)
Let's just say I found myself skimming near the end.It was a pretty decent premise, but none of the characters were developed enough for me to want to know more of them. I will still be continuing on with the series to see if the story gets more detailed.
interesting world building but the author is far too interested in the tortured asshole character type. also Garth Nix did it better.
The beginning of this read was frustrating for me because I kept trying to fit the setting into some version of our world, and it doesn’t quite go. So I won’t be adding this to the historical fantasy page because, although the world looks slightly Victorian, the history doesn’t work. Generally speak...
First, let me say this: my sister bought this book, Shadowcry, from Barnes and Noble. I didn't know a thing about it when she stopped reading it halfway through, but I was bored, so I decided to pick it up. Somewhere in chapter four or five, I began to wonder why the book was called Shadowcry, and w...
rating: 3.5My Thoughts: I liked parts of this book better than I liked it as a whole. The last quarter really saved it.There was too much time with the capture and transfer of Kate to Fume. It got rather boring when you already knew the outcome just from the summary.The characters weren't very inspi...
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