The Absolute Book : Some stories stay with you, others you can never leave . . . by Elizabeth Knox (Hardcover)



Discover this extraordinary contemporary fantasy, a spellbinding mix of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, American Gods and His Dark Materials ‘MIND-BLOWING’ LAINI TAYLOR ‘ASTOUNDING’ FRANCIS SPUFFORD ‘GORGEOUSLY WRITTEN’ DEBORAH HARKNESS _______ Taryn Cornick barely remembers the family library. Since her sister was murdered, she’s forgotten so much. Now it’s all coming back.

The fire. The thief. The scroll box.

People are asking questions about the library. Questions that might relate to her sister’s murder. And something called The Absolute Book.

A book in which secrets are written – and which everyone believes only she can find. They insist Taryn be the hunter. But she knows the truth.

She is the hunted . . .

The Absolute Book is a tale of sisters, ancient blood, a forgotten library, murder, revenge and a book that might just have the answer to everything. _______’Astonishing. Gripping.

Hugely ambitious. An extraordinary conclusion. Admire the sheer scope and grandeur’ DAILY MAIL’A marvellous argument for stories.

There are Norse gods, references to Merlin, a tour through purgatory and a strange parallel world where magic is real and humans are bit players in the clash of supernatural realms. Bewitching’ THE TIMES ‘Contains multitudes, spanning the geographies of Canada, Britain and New Zealand; the cosmologies of fairies, demons and angels; and the genres of thriller, domestic realism and epic fantasy . .

. I’m in awe of it’ NEW YORK TIMES Review of Books ‘Intricately plotted and gorgeously written, THE ABSOLUTE BOOK has something for everyone . .

. Here is a cinematic tale that is by turns dark and dreamlike, yet ultimately hopeful’ DEBORAH HARKNESS, author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES’Fantastical’ THE TIMES ‘Gorgeous. The payoffs and reveals are mind-blowing’ LAINI TAYLOR, author of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE ‘An angelic book, an apocalyptic book, an astounding book’ FRANCIS SPUFFORD


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