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The Dead Days Omnibus (Book of Dead Days #1-2)

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The days between 27 December and New Year's Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. There is a man, Valerian, whose time is running out, who must pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published September 20th 2007 by Orion Children's Book (first published 2006)
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Siobhan
May 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
I truly wanted to enjoy this more than I did. Honestly, I tried hard. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t bring myself to enjoy it as much as I had been expecting to.

There was such promise, really there was. We’re promised something dark and twisted, yet what we are given is very far from the darkness I had expected. I have read more darkness in paranormal romance books than I read in this.

As I said in my review of the first book, I think I merely expected the wrong thing from this. I expected somet
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Gemma
Nov 23, 2012 rated it liked it
A friend lent me this book and I was pleasantly suprised. It was a rather gripping YA Victorian-esque page turner, not terribly substantial but the characters were reasonably well written and he sets the gothic, wintery scene well.

Set in an unnamed city, the book follows the story of Boy, an orphan who is adopted by the magician Valerian. However, when Valerian's behaviour becomes more sinister and people across the city begin to die in suspicious circumstances, Boy becomes dragged into a plot
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Steve
Apr 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Loved the Dead Days - Omnibus, a good read.
The days between Christmas and New Years Eve are known as "The Dead Days"
Valerian a magician has made a pact with evil and time is running out, so begins Valerian and his assistant "Boy's" quest.
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Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England. Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician. He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in (in The Restless Dead, 2007) the form of "The Hea ...more
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