One legendry books that holds secret knowledge sets two boys alight bringing power, magic and danger into their lives. Full of ideas and excitement, this is a thought provoking read for confident readers.
London, 1783. Orphan Cirrus Flux is being watched. Merciless villains are conniving to steal the worlds most divine powerThe Breath of Godwhich they believe Cirrus has inherited. Now he faces a perilous journey through the dirty backstreets of the city as a sinister mesmerist, a tiny man with an all-seeing eye, and a skull-collecting scoundrel pursue him. Cirrus must escape them, but hell need to trust some unlikely allies if he hopes to thwart his foes . . . and survive a grand and terrifying showdown.
You've stumbled on to something much larger than you can possibly imagine.In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can only be opened when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood.Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger. The volume is blank, wordless, but its paper has fine veins running through it and seems to quiver, as if it's alive. Words begin to appear on the page--words no one but the boy can see. And so unfolds a timeless secret . . . .