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Mysteries of the Septagram: Abyss: Book 3

Paul Bryers

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Mysteries of the Septagr, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 9 years, Interest age: from c 10 years, Fiction, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Science fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

The third and final volume in an outstanding trilogy.

Jade is in St Severa's Catholic boarding school in the wilds of Cumbria. She is hiding from her mad-scientist father, Kobal, who is on the run from half the police forces of the world for illegaly experimenting in genetics to create a new breed of perfect human. Jade is part of his personal project, one of his own seven special children born of seven different surrogate mothers. But even St Severa's isn't safe. Driven by his obsession with gathering the children together, Kobal can read Jade's mind. He has five - he needs Jade, and her help to find the seventh.
Only the arrival of Benedict, claiming to be Kobal's brother, saves her from Kobal's clutches. In a race to find the missing seventh child before Kobal does, Benedict sweeps Jade on a fantastic train journey across Europe to the mountainous land of Dracula legend. From the empire of the dead in the Paris catacombs, to a lost Romanian monastery on a remote mountain crag, the final journey takes them to the climax in a ruined castle of Transylvania. And the abyss at its heart.

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Praise for Mysteries of the Septagram: Abyss: Book 3

  • 'A gripping, fascinating tale told by a master of his art, the prose flows easily and naturally, punctuated with flashes of dark humour, and always retaining an earthy reality, no matter how fantastic the scene.' - Teach Primary

  • 'Part His Dark Materials with echoes of some of Harry Potter's darker moments, Paul Bryers takes the reader on a page turning ride that is as enthralling as it is fantastic.' - The Book Bag

  • 'a fabulous book' [Kobal] - Lancashire Book of the Year 2009 nomination

  • Praise for Paul Bryers:

  • 'As a storyteller Bryers is superb' - Time Out

  • 'Bryers imagines a world where superstition and science intertwine until finally, in the chilling climax, they merge' - Publishers Weekly

  • 'Bryers may well be the best of his type now operating' - Nick Hornby, Sunday Times

  • 'Bryers treats what looks like over-familiar territory with freshness, wit and a lively appreciation of a city's dark history' - The Guardian

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Paul Bryers

Paul Bryers is an award-winning novelist, scriptwriter and director whose books for children and young adults include the Mysteries of the Septagram trilogy, Kobal, Avatar and Abyss. His latest novel Spooked - a ghost story set in South London - is published by Hachette Childrens' Books on August 1st 2013.

Paul's adult fiction includes Hollow Target which won an Arts Council award for Best First Novel and In a Pig's Ear which was named as one of The Guardian's five Best Novels of the Year. He also writes historical naval adventures under the name Seth Hunter, the latest of which, The Spoils of Conquest, was published on July 4th this year.

He was series producer, writer and director of the TV series Queen Victoria's Empire for PBS which won the outstanding achievement award at the New York Film Festival, and he has been nominated for a BAFTA and the Grierson Award for Best British documentaries. His films for Channel Four include Incident in Judea with Mark Rylance, Jim Carter and John Woodvine, The Golden Years, by Arthur Miller, with Ronald Pickup, Robert Powell and Kathy Tyson, A Vote for Hitler and Incident in Judea.

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