“A haunting and recommended read.”
“Marcus Sedgwick mixes his particular blend of gothic craft with skilfully researched historical fiction… Beautifully produced, with woodcut illustrations, this is a desirable book in every sense.”
“…a gripping and haunting story… An original combination of historical fiction and the supernatural.”
“A powerful and mesmerizing story that I was almost afraid to finish, I was terrified of how it would end. Devastatingly good.”
“This is amazing stuff with cliffhangers at the end of every chapter, making you want to read on.”
Felix Taylor (aged 13) INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
“…a sensitive tale of the supernatural.”
“few books pack an emotional punch as powerful as [this] one… an impressive novel that cements Sedgwick’s position as one of the most stylish star writers of modern youth fiction.”
John Millen SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
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Sasha can see the future. But can she use her power to save her brothers and change their destiny? A stunning World War One anniversary edition of the mesmerising novel from award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick.
It is 1915, WWI. Seventeen-year-old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor living in the wealthy seaside town of Brighton. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift: she can see the future.
Her premonitions show untold horrors on the battlefields of the Somme, and the fate that awaits Edgar and Tom. But Sasha is trapped by power – no one will believe her. Even her family have lost faith in her, and she is determined to win them back, whatever the price. And it is a high one. Seeing the future is a fate too awful to contemplate – for who wants to see the end of their own story?
A beautifully written story of a child in jeopardy, set in a world full of threat – but with a heroine determined to try to change the path of Fate.
Winner of the Portsmouth Book Award and the North East Teenage Book Award.