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Penguin, Sep 27, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 240 pages
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It is a life-changing deal—and it will end your life as you know it.
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 will give her everything she needs to restore the Trevelyan name, and one hundred years to do it—in exchange for her soul. Fast-forward a hundred years to Tom, who dreams of attending Darkwater Hall School. A professor named Azrael offers him a bargain. Will Sarah be able to stop Tom from making the same mistake? Catherine Fisher's version of Faust is utterly spellbinding!

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User Review  - simple_kind - LibraryThing

Overall I enjoyed reading this book. It kept me wondering what was next. My issues with it were with the fact that there were so many unanswered questions. You never really find out who I the bad guy and who is the good guy. I prefer books that have a more concrete ending. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A slim, elegant retelling of the classic Faustian fable, with an inspirational twist.Victorian adolescent Sarah may be a menial drudge, but she never forgets that she is also the last of the arrogant ... Read full review


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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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