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Joanne Owen

9+ May £6.99 224pp MMP 198 x 129mm 978 1 4440 0194 5 eBook: 978 1 4440 0283 6 Territories: World Rights: Orion e


From the author of Puppet Master, an enthralling tale of mystery, magic and alchemy set in 16th-century Prague and Vienna.

Joanne Owen was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and read Social and Political Sciences with Archaeology and Anthropology at St John’s College, Cambridge. She now works in children’s bookselling and publishing and lives in north London with her partner, Lloyd.

9+ 978 1 84255 620 7

‘I loved it and was intrigued from the beautifully written opening paragraphs to the fast-moving conclusion... I love the mix of legends with a new story and the fact that Prague becomes almost a character in the story.’ Wendy Cooling

‘Full of magic and mystery... engaging and fascinating’. Publishing News

‘Timeless, like fairytales and fever dreams. Its territory is the high Gothic: not the watered-down, commercialised stuff, but the genuine article... Joanne Owen has fashioned... a fascinating piece of children’s fiction.’ Guardian 51

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