Book of Night (Hardback)Holly Black (author)
Perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern and Leigh Bardugo, the adult fantasy debut from the YA titan pitches reckless Charlie into a world of gloamists, backstabbers and doppelgangers with a potentially world-changing secret up for grabs.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies in the vein of Ninth House and The Night Circus
Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn't pick, a book she couldn't steal, or a bad decision she wouldn't make. She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie.
Now, she's trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but going straight isn't easy. Bartending at a dive, she's still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that her shadowless and possibly soulless boyfriend has been keeping secrets from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends back into a maelstrom of murder and lies. Determined to survive, she's up against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world - all trying to steal a secret that will allow them control of the shadow world and more.
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm
'Dark, strange, thick with mystery and twists - a story so believable in its magic, you'll be keeping one eye on your shadow as you turn the pages.' - Leigh Bardugo
'If Neil Gaiman channelled Stephen King, the result might be this book... scintillating prose, whiplash twists, and a voice of character that demands to be heard from again.' - James Rollins
'Holly Black is a master of fantasy with the Midas touch - there is no story she cannot turn to gold.' - V.E. Schwab
'Superb, entangling magic and mystery around the gritty horrors of human nature, neglectful parenting and the scourge of severe income inequalities... Will have you frantically turning pages and finishing in less time than you thought possible. Everything you could want from a modern fantasy.' - SFX
'A gripping ride from start to finish. Book of Night invites you to reckon with the shadows of your past.' - Olivie Blake
A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con.' - Alix E. Harrow
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