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.
About the Author
Catherine Fisher's acclaimed works include Darkhenge, Snow-walker, and The Oracle Betrayed, which was a finalist for the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in Newport, Wales.
“Atmospheric landscapes, fast-moving parallel plotlines, and thoughtful meditations on the nature of good, evil, mortality, loyalty, and sacrifice combine for a page-turner a cut above the usual ghost story.”—Booklist
“A dark but graceful parable of temptation, pride, revenge and hope.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fisher . . . spins a spooky story and portrays a ghastly mansion that readers can just about touch, taste, and smell. A book for those who really love atmospheric tales with literary quality.”—SLJ
“Fisher’s evocative prose easily creates a perfectly crafted gothic backdrop to this morality tale, and readers will find this slim but provocative novel an ideal companion for a gloomy afternoon.”—BCCB
"Fisher could give the show 24 a run for its money with her twists and messed up characters."—Junot Diaz, quoted in The Wall Street Journal