Wyntertide: Rotherweird Book II (Hardback)
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Wyntertide: Rotherweird Book II (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 31/05/2018
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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: 9781784298029
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 766 g
Dimensions: 237 x 203 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Rotherweird:

'Compelling . . . the love child of Gormenghast and Hogwarts' - Guardian

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

'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

'This novel is a remarkable achievement. It's also extremely funny, in a typically British sort of way . . . a delightful Harry Potter for grown-ups' - Sunday Independent

'Sublime . . . Call me greedy, but I'm already itching to return to Caldecott's universe' - Irish Times

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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
1 similar book recommended
10th May 2018
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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
31st May 2018
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