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DIAL (CHILDREN), Sep 27, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 229 pages
14 Reviews
What would you sell your soul for?

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Trevelyan would give anything to regain the power and wealth her family has lost, so she makes a bargain with Azrael, Lord of Darkwater Hall. He gives her one hundred years and the means to accomplish her objective--in exchange for her soul. Fast-forward a hundred years to Tom, a fifteen-year-old boy who dreams of attending Darkwater Hall School but doesn't believe he has the talent. Until he meets a professor named Azrael, who offers him a bargain. Will Sarah be able to stop Tom from making the same mistake she did a century ago?

This is smart fantasy mixed with elements of horror from master storyteller Catherine Fisher. She says, "Darkwater Hall is an image of the power and knowledge we all desire. But what will we pay for them, and are they worth the price?"

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Review: Darkwater

User Review  - Melissa Proffitt - Goodreads

I think the fact that I put this book down for two weeks and didn't feel compelled to pick it up again says everything. Catherine Fisher is a great stylist and creates interesting worlds, but the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Courtney Schafer - Goodreads

The ending was a little abrupt for my taste, but I love the way Fisher takes the traditional gothic tale of the first part of the book, skews it sideways in the second half, and plays havoc with all ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Catherine Fisher is the first Young People's Laureate for Wales. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Incarceron and Sapphique, and has garnered great critical acclaim for her genre-busting fantasy novels for young people. Ms. Fisher lives in Wales in the United Kingdom.

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