Endymion Spring: Book summary and reviews of Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton

Endymion Spring

by Matthew Skelton

Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2006
    400 pages
    Genre: Novels

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In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can only be opened when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood.

Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger. The volume is blank, wordless, but its paper has fine veins running through it and seems to quiver, as if it's alive. Words begin to appear on the page--words no one but the boy can see. And so unfolds a timeless secret . . . .

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"Once the buzz surrounding this heavily promoted fantasy subsides, look for it primarily in the hands of bibliophiles who enjoyed Cornelia Funke's Inkheart (2003) and Inkspell (2005)." - Booklist.

"Even if the promise of the clearly intriguing premise is not quite fulfilled, this book is certain to reach an audience looking for a page-turner, and it just might motivate readers to explore the true facts behind the fiction." - School Library Journal

"I have a sneaky suspicion that Endymion Spring could make a far better film than it does a book - ironic when you consider that the subject matter couldn't be more bookish if it tried." - Philip Ardagh, The Guardian

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Set in an Oxford reminiscent of Philip Pullman, Endymion Spring shot its unknown author to fame last year following a fierce bidding war but reviews are quite mixed. We're assessing it in house at the moment and will let you know what we conclude!

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