Unraveller: The must-read fantasy from Costa-Award winning author Frances Hardinge (Hardback)Frances Hardinge (author)
From the award-winning author of Deeplight comes another sumptuous slice of YA fantasy, where Kellen – a boy who has the power to lift life-destroying curses off others – must find a way to remove the one that hangs over his own life.
A spell-binding new tale from the Costa-award winning master of YA fantasy.
In a world where anyone can create a life-destroying curse, only one person has the power to unravel them.
Kellen does not fully understand his talent, but helps those transformed maliciously - including Nettle. Recovered from entrapment in bird form, she is now his constant companion, and closest ally.
But Kellen has also been cursed, and unless he and Nettle can remove his curse, Kellen is in danger of unravelling everything - and everyone - around him...
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 602 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 40 mm
It's gothic and twisty and witty and gripping: dark and delicious and fresh and I loved it. -- Katherine Rundell
This multilayered, humane and brilliant YA fantasy is the Costa-winning Hardinge's best yet. -- Imogen Russell Williams * The Guardian *
A gloriously creepy, intricate masterpiece full of tangles and knots for the reader to get caught up in. -- Adrian Tchaikovsky
One of the most mesmerising journeys I've ever taken within the pages of a book. -- Hilary McKay
If you like your children's books gothic, rich in language and occasionally baffling, you will already know Frances Hardinge. The author - who won the Costa prize in 2015 for The Lie Tree - is distinguished by a prose style that is often described as "beautiful" or "luminous" and her latest is no exception. -- Alex O'Connell * The Times *
This detailed, thoughtful, original read is not one to rush, but to savour. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times *
Hardinge is a worthy successor to Pullman, yes, but in fact, she is in a league that is entirely her own, a writer whose ideas are modern yet timeless, their execution compelling, eerie, sublime. -- Marianne Levy * iNews *
Themes of humanity and redemption play out against this intricately woven backdrop, illuminated by characteristically sublime prose. - YA Book of the Month * The Observer *
I would trust Frances Hardinge to lead me blindfolded into the wildest of marshes, and this is my favourite tale of hers yet. Instantly engrossing, effortlessly clever, and completely magical, with a stubbornly compassionate heart. -- Freya Marske
Beguiling and uncanny. Hardinge masterfully crafts modern folklore with the wisdom and wit of the ancients. I fell in love with this strange and satisfying novel! -- Tendai Huchu
Curses grow like wildflowers in this beautifully written fantasy * SFX *
Spellbinding storytelling - the inimitable Frances Hardinge has woven a wonderfully weird, richly imaginative and profoundly thought-provoking tale. -- Katherine Woodfine
Complex and clever . . . I was sucked into this magical epic. * The Times *
Hardinge's work is always exquisite; this latest volume is no exception. * Irish Times *
Superior fantasy from a winner of the Costa Book of the Year prize. -- Suzi Feay * The Financial Times *
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