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The Castle of Dark

(The first book in the Castle of Dark series)
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Although she leads an overprotected life with the two old hags, Lilune knows she possesses a special gift. When she 'calls' the musician, Lir, to her prison-like castle, she knows she must avail herself of the opportunity to escape and explore the world. But travelling south of the castle, Lilune and Lir realize that they aren't alone - for an ancient, infectious evil accompanies them, which instils terror in everyone they meet. Lir dislikes arrogant Lilune, but finds himself intrigued by her and the source of the evil. Is it within Lilune, or does it come from a deeper source? When the pair become separated, he carries on searching for her. Finally, Lilune returns to her castle in despair, believing that she must be imprisoned to protect the world from the evil within her. But Lir follows her, and discovers that the root of the evil lies deep beneath the castle...

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Hardback Editions

October 1978 : UK Hardback

Title: The Castle of Dark
Author(s): Tanith Lee
ISBN: 0-333-24792-2 / 978-0-333-24792-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

December 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: The Castle of Dark (Hodder Silver Series)
Author(s): Tanith Lee
ISBN: 0-340-84373-X / 978-0-340-84373-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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July 1984 : UK Paperback

Title: The Castle of Dark (Unicorn)
Author(s): Tanith Lee
ISBN: 0-04-823249-1 / 978-0-04-823249-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Castle of Dark: The Castle of Dark Book 1
Author(s): Tanith Lee
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   

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