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The Book of Dead Days

(2003)
(The first book in the Book of Dead Days series)
A novel by

 
 
The days between Christmas and New Year's Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our lives. A lot can happen in the dead days.

There is a magician called Valerian who must save his own life, or pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. But alchemy and sorcery are no match against the demonic power pursuing him. Helping him is his servant Boy, a child with no name and no past, given to Valerian by Fate when he fell from his hiding place in an old church. And the quick-witted Willow is with them as they dig in death-fields at midnight, and are swept into the sprawling blackness of a subterranean city on a journey from which there is no escape. Unknown to any of them it is Boy who holds the key to all their destinies. His revelations will be shocking.

Set in dark, dangerous cities and in the frozen countryside of a distant time and place The Book of Dead Days, beautifully evoked and dramatic, conjures a spell-binding story of power, corruption and desperate magic.


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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0-385-73055-1 / 978-0-385-73055-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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October 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0-385-90158-5 / 978-0-385-90158-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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February 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of Dead Days (New Windmills)
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0-435-13088-9 / 978-0-435-13088-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
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July 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-84255-217-1 / 978-1-84255-217-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Dead Days (Book of Dead Days Series)
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0-385-74704-7 / 978-0-385-74704-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-84255-267-8 / 978-1-84255-267-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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Audio Editions

2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0-307-70570-6 / 978-0-307-70570-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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March 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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March 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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October 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-4000-9050-4 / 978-1-4000-9050-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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October 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-4000-9051-2 / 978-1-4000-9051-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0-7528-6671-0 / 978-0-7528-6671-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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May 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0-7528-6672-9 / 978-0-7528-6672-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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July 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Dead Days
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Dead Days (Book of Dead Days Series)
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Availability: Amazon