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The Speed of Darkness

(The fourth book in the Chronoptika Quartet series)
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Science fiction, myth, time travel and Shakespearean wit and playfulness combine in a stunning sequence of huge imaginative power - the Shakespeare Quartet ...

The Speed of Darkness concludes the series which began with The Obsidian Mirror, then moved on through The Box of Red Brocade and The Door in the Moon.

In this final volume, a great storm brews out at sea and batters the Devon coast, flooding vast swathes of land. At Wintercombe Abbey the preceding weeks have been spent in a ferment of experimentation, as Jake Wilde's father, David and Maskelyne work furiously on Operation Leah. They have been practising changing tiny events in the past, in preparation for the rescue of Venn's wife Leah from death, the culmination of their work with the Obsidian Mirror. But in the aftermath of the storm, the Abbey is a drowned house. Where is the Mirror? What has happened to the two halves of the Janus coin? Whose is the mysterious boat wrecked up on the nearby beach? And what plans of mischief and mayhem lay in store for Halloween - the day chosen for Leah's return?

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    

Praise for this book

"Brilliantly disconcerting, scary and superbly written by the leading lady of British fantasy." - Amanda Craig

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Used availability for Catherine Fisher's The Speed of Darkness

Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: The Speed of Darkness: Book 4 (Shakespeare Quartet)
Author(s): Catherine Fisher
ISBN: 1-4449-2632-2 / 978-1-4449-2632-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Obsidian Mirror: 04: The Speed of Darkness
Author(s): Catherine Fisher
Publisher: Hachette Children's
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2016 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Speed of Darkness: Book 4 (Shakespeare Quartet)
Author(s): Catherine Fisher
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK