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The Child Eater

By Rachel Pollack

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Three gods created the earth, but one turned to darkness. Now two boys stand in the way of his immortality.

Three gods created the earth, but one turned to darkness. Now two boys stand in the way of his immortality.

On Earth, the Wisdom family has always striven to be more normal than normal. But Simon Wisdom, the youngest child, is far from normal: he can see the souls of the dead. And now the ghosts of children are begging him to help them, as they face something worse than death. The only problem is, he doesn't know how.

In a far-away land of magic and legends, Matyas has dragged himself up from the gutter and inveigled his way into the Wizards' college. In time, he will become more powerful than all of them - but will his quest blind him to the needs of others? For Matyas can also hear the children crying.

But neither can save the children alone, for the child eater is preying on two worlds . . .

Biographical Notes

Rachel Pollack is the author of thirty-six books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Unquenchable Fire, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Godmother Night, winner of the World Fantasy Award, and Temporary Agency, short-listed for the Nebula Award. She is also a poet, translator, comic book writer, and artist. Her non-fiction work includes 78 Degrees Of Wisdom, described as "the Bible of tarot card readers." Her work has been translated into fourteen languages. Rachel has taught and lectured all over the world, including Europe, China, Australia, and New Zealand. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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  • ISBN: 9781848663220
  • Publication date: 03 Jul 2014
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
An intricately imagined Tarot-themed fantasy — Guardian
The Child Eater is written in broad, bold strokes . . . It's a dark, disturbing book; it's also full of light and wonder — NPR
A bold new step for Pollack . . . a multi-layered tale of growing up and self-discovery that also happens to have a horrific supernatural terror as its central focus — Starburst
One of this year's Do Not Miss books. Five stars, and it earns every one of them — Over the Effing Rainbow
A beautiful, fantastically constructed novel with some truly excellent character work . . . Pollack's first novel in over a decade really is worth picking up — Intellectus Speculativus
An easy book to read . . . I was drawn back to it consistently . . . I would recommend this book — It Puts The Blog In The Basket
A deliciously creepy, decadent read. 5/5 — Speculating on SpecFic
An entertaining read with the odd gory moment and some really imaginative and charming magical beings — Horror Hothouse
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