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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

Wynter is here . . .

Gervon Wynter has returned to Rotherweird and has not only taken over the town but is busy destroying the countrysiders’ life too.

Can our small band of heroes find a way to outwit a genius whose master plan is five centuries in the making?

Watch this space . . .

‘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

(P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 25th July 2019

Price: £25

ISBN-13: 9781787476783


An imaginative tour de force
The Times 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
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
Compelling . . . the love child of Gormenghast and Hogwarts
The Guardian on Rotherweird
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
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
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
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