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The Mad Apprentice
 

The Mad Apprentice (Paperback)

By Wexler, Django

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Old Readers are supposed to live for ever, magically inhabiting the spaces between stories. They're not supposed to die. But they can be murdered. When an ancient Reader is killed, seemingly by his own apprentice, the hierarchy of the magical world tumbles and its spider web of a... read full description below.

ISBN 9780552568685
Barcode 9780552568685
Published 1 May 2015 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Series The Forbidden Library (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780552568685
ISBN-10 0552568686
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Corgi Childrens
Publication Date 1 May 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wexler, Django
Series The Forbidden Library (part: 2)
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 250g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 553948

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Description of this Book

Old Readers are supposed to live for ever, magically inhabiting the spaces between stories. They're not supposed to die. But they can be murdered. When an ancient Reader is killed, seemingly by his own apprentice, the hierarchy of the magical world tumbles and its spider web of alliances begin to unravel. Now it's up to Alice and the remaining apprentices to sort out the mess and catch the murderer. But the world is changing all around them. Things are not as they seem. It's almost as if they are trapped in a strange sort of labyrinth...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Wexler is an able builder of magical worlds and creatures, with labyrinths, an enchanted library, and a feisty, swashbuckling heroine at the centre. A story rich in action and allegory. Kirkus Reviews
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft and Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not planning Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts. www.djangowexler.com @DjangoWexler

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