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Dance of the Dark Heart

by Julie Hearn

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel eBooks of the Month

LoveReading View on Dance of the Dark Heart

Julie Hearn’s gripping historical story balances romance and violence dextrously as good and evil play out in tandem. Born in adverse circumstances and abandoned as a baby, Jack grows up as foster sister to Janet whom he adores. But while Janet is all sweetness and light there is something dark within Jack, even as a tiniest baby. When Jack is separated from Janet he vows that they will be reunited. Jack will stop at nothing as he pursues his passion despite the high cost, including betrayal, of his obsessive love. Julie Hearn commands the complex and conflicting good and evil emotions of Jack brilliantly. ~ Julia Eccleshare

 

reader reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Dance of the Dark Heart a small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster... ''This tragic story of unrequited love and a brilliant anti hero is fantastic!'  Sarah Murray.

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Dance of the Dark Heart Synopsis

Jack Orion is a tormented soul. His childhood companion, and one true love, has been cruelly snatched away from him and now nothing matters to him but being reunited with her. From the goatherd's shack to the court of King Henry VIII, Jack will not be diverted from his path. And wherever he goes he plays his fiddle like a demon, while the demon in his head urges him on. But Jack is dangerous, and he has a dark heart. If you had the chance to dance with the devil ...would you? This stunning new novel from Julie Hearn tells of a heart-wrenching love that is all-encompassing and is a page-turning tale of good versus evil.

Dance of the Dark Heart Reader Reviews

A small number of members  were lucky enough to be invited to review Dance of the Dark Heart.  You can read their reviews below.

 

Ella Grabsky - 'I haven't read a novel like this for a long time and it's a refreshing change from the other books you might find on the shelves! It is a dark love story set it the past.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Amrit Bunet - 'a chilling story with mystery and unexpected twists woven into every word written carefully on the page by Hearn.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Sarah Murray - 'This tragic story of unrequited love and a brilliant anti hero is fantastic!' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Sophie Dobson - 'I think the book is fantastic, at the start it has a lot of action and mystery...Brilliant book.' Click Here to read the full review.

Rose Heathcote -
'This book is a good short read.  Its based on a old folk tale and has a mysterious twist.  I would recommend this to a friend.' Click Here to read the full review.

Dance of the Dark Heart Press Reviews

A small number of members  were lucky enough to be invited to review Dance of the Dark Heart.  You can read their reviews below.

 

Ella Grabsky - 'I haven't read a novel like this for a long time and it's a refreshing change from the other books you might find on the shelves! It is a dark love story set it the past.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Amrit Bunet - 'a chilling story with mystery and unexpected twists woven into every word written carefully on the page by Hearn.' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Sarah Murray - 'This tragic story of unrequited love and a brilliant anti hero is fantastic!' Click Here to read the full review.

 

Sophie Dobson - 'I think the book is fantastic, at the start it has a lot of action and mystery...Brilliant book.' Click Here to read the full review.

Rose Heathcote -
'This book is a good short read.  Its based on a old folk tale and has a mysterious twist.  I would recommend this to a friend.' Click Here to read the full review.

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ISBN: 9780192729309
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192729309
Publication date: 3rd April 2014
Author: Julie Hearn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,
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About Julie Hearn

Julie Hearn used to be a tabloid journalist but much prefers writing novels because she is less likely to be sued nowadays for making things up. After her daughter, Tilly, was born she began a degree in Education but switched to English after suffering a panic attack while attempting to teach maths to year six. She went on to complete a Masters Degree in Women's Studies at Oxford University, where an idea for her thesis became the inspiration for her first novel, Follow Me Down.  Julie lives in Oxfordshire where she writes full time (most mornings anyway) in a ...

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