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 is an acclaimed novelist and poet. Her work includes the New York Times best-selling Incarceron and Sapphique, as well as the Relic Master books, Obsidian Mirror, and the Oracle Trilogy (The Oracle, The Archon, and The Scarab), which was an international best-seller, and appeared in more than twenty languages. She was born in Gwent, Wales, where she still lives.
Visit her Web site at www.catherine-fisher.com.
Praise for Darkwater…
“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