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Lost Acre

Lost Acre

‘Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn’ Hilary Mantel, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall on Rotherweird


Geryon Wynter, the brilliant Elizabethan mystic, has achieved resurrection and returned to present-day Rotherweird. But after the chaos of Election Day, how can a stranger from another time wrest control? And for what fell purpose is Wynter back?

His dark conspiracy reaches its climax in this unique corner of England, where the study of history is forbidden and neither friend nor foe are quite what they seem.

The stakes could not be higher, for at the endgame, not only Rotherweird is under threat. The future of mankind itself hangs in the balance.

‘Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful – not to mention bold. An enthralling puzzle picture of a book’ M. R. Carey, bestselling author of The Girl With All The Gifts on Rotherweird

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 25th July 2019

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781787473768


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, two-time Man Booker prize winner, on Rotherweird
Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold. An enthralling puzzle picture of a book
M.R. Carey, author of the bestselling The Girl With All The Gifts, on Rotherweird
Compelling . . . the love child of Gormenghast and Hogwarts
The Guardian on Rotherweird
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 on Rotherweird
An imaginative tour de force
The Times on Rotherweird
To his lawyerly eye for detail he adds a conjurer's flourish in Wyntertide, the darkly hypnotic sequel to last year's bestseller Rotherweird . . . Rotherweird has antecedents in Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast, C S Lewis's Narnia books and, inevitably, a certain bespectacled boy-wizard
Sunday Telegraph on Wyntertide
Beautifully handled sequel that cooks up a banquet of dark delights. Once again, we are captivated by the compelling alchemy of plot, place and people: the quirks, the mysteries, the saintliness and the sheer bloody evil
James Buxton, Daily Mail on Wyntertide
Original and nothing like I've seen before
Life Has a Funny Way of Sneaking Up On You
Intricate and rather beautiful . . . gothic, engaging, and strange, this is a series that has been filled with praise by fans of baroque literature from all fields
A vivid fantasy world - albeit one with firm roots in both our own Elizabethan age and, with a timeshift plot set off by events in the Tudor era, the time of Good Queen Bess
Precisely calibrated . . . The stakes could not be higher
Daily Mail
[A] sprawling fantasy epic
The Guardian
The Rotherweird trilogy is a sprawling absorbing saga that is breathtaking in conceit and accomplishment. Fans of deeply immersive fiction, such as that created by Neal Stephenson, will love losing themselves in this nightmarish vision of a parochial English town
I'm a sucker for a good puzzle and this one was magnificent
Midnight Blue