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The Bone Magician



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Author
Higgins, F. E.
Descriptors
Adventure
Fantasy
Herbal Medicine
Herbs
Magic
Magicians
Teens
Young Adult Fiction
Location/Setting:
Imaginary Places
Time Period:
Future
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Summary
With his mother dead and father missing, Pin Carpue is quite alone in life as an undertaker's assistant whose job is to make sure the dead are, indeed, really dead. Although desperate to leave behind his miserable life in filthy Urbs Umida, Pin begins to investigate the crimes of a serial killer who the newspapers claim is his father. When Pin discovers that the killer's victims all attended performances of a magician who claims he can make the dead speak, Pin sets out to reveal the secrets of this `bone magician.`
Critique
This atmospheric novel's setting will remind readers of a nastier version of Charles Dickens' England. A creepy and smart fantasy adventure that, according to the book's cover, appeals to those `ready to sidestep the goody-goody Harry Potters of adventure fiction.` Can be read in addition to, or independent of, Higgins' `The Black Book of Secrets.` Highly recommend.
ISBN
9780312368456
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# of Pages
288
Published
2008
Formats
Young Adult
Reviewer's Initials: CO


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