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The Black Petal (The Black Petal, #1)

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Acclaimed author of Here Lies Love, Dan Thompson, returns with an epic fantasy being described as A Game of Thrones for Teens!

Come and Enter this magical tale of fantasy and myth, battles and warriors, and meet the host of memorable characters.

Jack, a teenager from our present, and Blake, a Victorian assassin, are plucked from their homes and awaken in a new land; a real
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Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published October 18th 2015 by Autumn Orchard
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J. Yates
Jan 29, 2016 J. Yates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Black Petal by Dan Thompson

This book blew my socks off it was so fabulous. I am a slow reader, but could not read it fast enough in the end as it was so very exciting, especially the battle scenes. Dan has his own unique and totally fresh way of telling a story. You can tell from reading it that every detail from the armoury, to the horses, to the types of weapons, all have been thoroughly researched and thought about, so the account of the battle is so totally believable.

I loved that even t
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Jack
Oct 18, 2015 Jack rated it it was amazing
The Black Petal is one eagerly anticipated book. Whilst Lincolnshire-based writer Dan Thompson has released a string of other titles in recent years (the excellent Here Lies Love included), The Black Petal is actually his first novel, started when he was just sixteen.

The book, marketed as A Game of Thrones for young-adults, follows a teenager from our present, Jack, and Victorian assassin, Blake, as they find themselves transported to a third plain, a world where myth and fantasy come to life. T
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Jaimie Admans
Oct 24, 2015 Jaimie Admans rated it it was amazing
Having loved Dan Thompson’s previous book, Here Lies Love, I was excited to read his newest release too. Everything about The Black Petal appealed to me, from the intriguing title to the stunning cover, and the wonderful story inside did not disappoint!

I don’t read a lot of fantasy books so this made a nice change from my usual reading. The story of a present-day teenage boy and a Victorian assassin, transported to a mysterious world, an unknown connection between them, and their quest to get ba
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Elizabeth
Oct 19, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
I read Dan Thompson’s novel, Here Lies Love, so I was looking forward to the release of The Black Petal. It did not disappoint.

Though I tend to read adult fiction, this novel was a real treat. Without spoilers: it follows a teen from current day, Jack, and a Victorian assassin, Blake who find themselves transported to a fantastical world. Thompson deftly developed both characters and their timelines.

Thompson loves rich description and uses it well in this epic fantasy. The switching from the V
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Michelle
Sep 15, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this through the Goodreads book giveaways. This book is really good. Good plot, good characters, well written. I would definitely recommend this book.
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Dan is an author of nonsense, mostly. Some like it though, which is good enough for him. Yarns include Here Lies Love, The Caseworker's Memoirs, and The Black Petal.

Dan lives in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (England) with his young daughter.

Dan grew up reading Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series, secretly coming up with his own inventive adventures, and R.L Stine's The Goosebump series, before turn
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