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The White Cat by Holly Black

The White Cat

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Creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles Holly Black has created a world like ours but in it magic is real, illegal and has consequences for the ‘workers’ who use it. It has been described as ‘Sopranos meets Six feet Under’ and fans of Stephen King or Neil Gaiman shouldn’t miss it.


The White Cat by Holly Black

Cassel is cursed. Cursed by the memory of the fourteen year old girl he murdered. Life at school is a constant trial. Life at home even worse. No-one at home is ever going to forget that Cassel is a killer. No-one at home is ever going to forget that he isn't a magic worker. Cassel's family are one of the big five crime families in America. Ever since magic was prohibited in 1929 magic workers have been driven underground and into crime. And while people still need their touch, their curses, their magical killings, their transformations, times have been hard. His granddad has been driven to drink, his mother is in prison and his brothers detest him as the only one of their family who can't do magic. But there is a secret at the centre of Cassel's family and he's about to inherit it. It's terrifying and that's the truth. The White Cat is a stunning novel of a world changed by magic. In this world only 1% of the population can work magic but they have the power of nightmares.


A noir thriller. - New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Holly Black is the co-creator of THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES. A New York Times No. 1 bestselling phenomenon, the series has been described as 'vintage Victorian fantasy' and has been made into a hugely sucessful film. The books have been translated into 32 languages. Holly Black lives with her husband in Massachusetts.

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1st April 2011


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Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


336 pages


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