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Wyntertide: Rotherweird Book II - Rotherweird (Paperback)
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Wyntertide: Rotherweird Book II - Rotherweird (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 04/04/2019
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The sequel to the wildly inventive Rotherweird, Wyntertide returns readers to a town like no other and a mystery snaking back for centuries.

'Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn. Line by line, silent and adroit, it opens a series of trap-doors in the reader's imagination' - Hilary Mantel

Welcome back to Rotherweird.

The town of Rotherweird has been independent from the rest of England for four hundred years, to protect a deadly secret.

Sir Veronal Slickstone is dead; his bid to exploit that secret consigned to dust, leaving Rotherweird to resume its abnormal normality after the travails of the summer… but someone is playing a very long game.

Disturbing omens multiply: a funeral delivers a cryptic warning; an ancient portrait speaks; the Herald disappears - and democracy threatens the uneasy covenant between town and countryside.

Geryon Wynter's intricate plot, centuries in the making, is on the move.

Everything points to one objective: the resurrection of Rotherweird's dark Elizabethan past - and to one date: the Winter Solstice.

Wynter is coming…

Described by M.R. Carey as 'Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold. An enthralling puzzle picture of a book', Wyntertide is a welcome return to the marvellously eccentric and strange world of Andrew Caldecott’s Rotherweird. Offering glimmering echoes of Gormenghast, Edward Gorey and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Wyntertide is a festival of arcane delights; a novel to be savoured.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784298036
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 30 mm


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'A history-tragic-comedy all rolled into one, Rotherweird is intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book not unlike other books, but with special and dangerous properties. Line by line, silent and adroit, it opens a series of trap-doors in the reader's imagination' - Hilary Mantel

'Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold. An enthralling puzzle picture of a book' - M.R. Carey

'Beautifully handled sequel that cooks up a banquet of dark delights. Once again, we are captivated by the compelling alchemy of plot, place and people: the quirks, the mysteries, the saintliness and the sheer bloody evil' - The Daily Mail

'To his lawyerly eye for detail he adds a conjurer's flourish in Wyntertide, the darkly hypnotic sequel to last year's bestseller Rotherweird... Rotherweird, Caldecott's fictional English town, has antecedents in Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast, C S Lewis's Narnia books and, inevitably, a certain bespectacled boy-wizard' - The Sunday Telegraph

'Darkly hypnotic' - Ed Power, The Daily Telegraph

'Wyntertide builds on all the best parts of its predecessor, introducing the reader to the wider history of Rotherweird, while relishing its small town drama' - SciFiNow

Lost Acre - The Rotherweird trilogy concludes...

Lost Acre - The Rotherweird trilogy concludes...

Norwich - Castle Street
Tuesday 30th July 19:00 - 20:30

Author (and QC) Andrew Caldecott will be in Norwich talking about the final book in his epic Rotherweird series - Lost Acre!

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“Wyntertide ”

Wynter is coming. Welcome back to Rotherweird. It is a place you might like to visit if it wasn't so dangerous. Wyntertide is a much darker, and more labyrinthine story, than its' predecessor. I feel like... More

Hardback edition
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Ben Richardson

“A worthy sequel”

In many ways a superior book to Rotherweird, as Wintertide hits the ground running with no big introduction. Acting both as a follow-on the Rotherweird, and as a prequel, the book goes into Rotherweird's... More

Hardback edition
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“Wynter is coming”

It is a welcome return to the unique town of Rotherweird.

The previous cast of eccentric characters are mostly intact. This time they have to protect the town from the past and contest a mayoral election. Like all... More

Paperback edition
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